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Designing Gardens

Course CodeSGH1
Fee CodeSG
Duration (approx)20 hours
QualificationCertificate of Completion

20 hour Short Courses from ACS Distance Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This course is made up of seventeen lessons, covering the following:

  1. Scope and Nature of Designing Gardens
  2. Making Sure Your Design is Appropriate
  3. How to Create Impact in Design
  4. Designing for a Budget
  5. Selecting the Right Plants for a Design
  6. Designing a Garden to be Used
  7. Tying the Design in with the House
  8. Designing a Garden for Winter Comfort
  9. Designing Gardens for Children to Use
  10. Designing for Security
  11. Incorporating Lighting in Design for the Night Garden
  12. Design for Shade
  13. Using Art in the Garden Design
  14. Container Plants in the Garden Design
  15. Incorporating Colour into a Garden
  16. Understanding Appropriate Applications for Colour in the Garden
  17. Appropriate Use of Furniture in Garden Design.

HOW THE COURSE WORKS

This is a self paced, 20 hour study program; with everything from your enrolment through to awarding of your certificate of completion, controlled by computer software developed by our programmers.

Utilizing cutting edge technology all the way; you can

  1. Enrol, pay course fees into pay pal; your payment approval then triggers an email explaining how to proceed, and access to the course.
  2. You are then given instructions (options to read or listen to an audio).
  3. Next you proceed to work through lessons as fast or slow as you wish; undertaking automated self assessment tests at the end of each lesson, choosing practical/additional learning tasks to undertake as you go.
  4. On concluding the final lesson; you undertake a major online exam; and on achieving a 60% pass rate, you are given a "Certificate of Completion" carrying your name and date, to download as a pdf, to save or print as you wish

NOTE:

Unlike our other 100 hour courses, there is no additional exam fee charged for the exam in this or any of the 20 hour short courses.





Check out our eBooks

Landscaping with Australian PlantsLandscaping with Australian Plants gives you a new perspective on how to use Australian Plants when designing a garden. This ebook is perfect for gardening students, landscapers and keen gardeners.
Trees and Shrubs for Warm PlacesA stunning book with around 300 colour photos! A comprehensive reference to thousands of tropical plant varieties (mostly different information to the Tropical Plants book) . An classic reference for nurserymen, landscapers, interior plantscapers, horticulturists and any tropical plant enthusiasts. 209 pages
The Environment of PlayFirst published in the USA in 1982, this text has been used in the past as a university text (in landscaping and education degrees), and was completely revised in 2012. Full of inspiring colour images of playgrounds around the world, this book is ideal for designers, park managers, schools and parents! Play is the most important and effective method of learning for adults as well as children. It can be active or passive, planned or spontaneous. If you want to learn about the relationship between PLAY and the ENVIRONMENT, this is the ebook for you. Learn to understand children and design play spaces that function for homes, parks or school grounds. 187 pages
Landscaping & Gardening in the ShadeThe ‘Landscaping and Gardening in the Shade’ ebook explain what you need to know about designing a shaded garden. It will go through specific plants you could use, how to care for them and different plant varieties that will give you a great shaded area.