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Garden design course recommendations

I am currently trying to choose between the British Academy of Garden Design and an RHS approved course through HCC. I really like the look of the former, but I can find very little in the way of reviews etc. 

I thought I'd put the feelings out to see whether it's considered a better idea to go with industry-recognised RHS courses if I want to make a career out of it? 

All advice welcomed! 😊


  • Why not look at the Society of Garden Designers and see which qualification most of the registered designers hold? The RHS courses are geared towards horticulture. I know nothing about the British Academy courses but friends have had successful careers after studying at Merrist Wood and Inchbald. 
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,111
    ^^^ I would second that. The qualifications held by SGD members is a good indication. 
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • Thank you, both! I will do just that. 
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