Landscape design course
A practical tutor-led course for beginners where you can learn how to create high-quality landscape design from a sketch to a 3D project and take on freelance projects
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by Victoria Hills
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How to boost your career
A landscape designer is an in-demand profession
> 470 vacancies are currently open in the UK
Every year there are many landscape design projects and companies in search of new specialists. This profession is in demand on the market all year round, as well as freelance designer services.
High demand for freelance services
You can earn as a beginner landscape designer in a design studio or take private orders.
A beginner landscape designer earns from £1650 per month
Often, clients prefer to turn to freelance designers. You can combine the work of a designer with your main job and have an additional income.
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You want to work for yourself with a flexible schedule

The course will be suitable if:

You want to get a creative profession
You want to earn extra income
You want to change your profession
You will learn how to work with landscape designer programs, visualize the plan and be able to take exterior design projects to order.
You will go from the basics to the development of complex design projects. Design your first landscape plan and gain experience to start your career.
You will be able to master a trendy profession and try your hand at landscape design, combining study with work or vacation.
By learning the trending styles and improving your visualisation skills, you will be able to create quality landscape projects. After the course, you can start working for yourself or open a design studio.
We'll help you to achieve the profession you dream of, from scratch to your first earnings
We will immerse you in the profession
You will learn how to design landscape objects of varying complexity
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We will help you create a portfolio
You will learn trends in landscape design
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You will get a quick start in the profession
You will learn how to create landscape plans and select colour combinations
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Learn to Visualize Gardens and Plots
You will be able to work in the popular AutoCad program
You will be able to visualize the project in 3D format
Learn to select plants and flowers for different areas and for different customer requests
You can carry out a complete landscape project according to the wishes of the customer
Create your first project and design a portfolio

Course programme

practical workshop
per week
each workshop is 2 hours

Stylistic directions

content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Selecting an object for creating landscape design

⦁ Conducting a SWOT analysis of the area

⦁ Choice of stylistic direction
SWOT analysis
Style Combinations
in design
Work plan
1. Responsibilities of a landscape designer
2. Project work plan
3. Analysis of area
4. Styles for exterior projects
5. Stylistic combinations
6. The choice of a stylistic solution
7. Examples of modern landscape industry
8. Generation of creative ideas
You will practice

Landscape project

content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Area measurements

⦁ Drawing on the plan of existing structures and plantings on the area
Soil analysis
General plan
1. Area survey
2. Soil, groundwater and insolation analysis
3. Identification of problem areas
4. Drawing up a site plan
5. Collecting a package of documents
6. Development of a sketch, and estimating
7. Workspace organization plan
8. Making a master plan

You will practice

Design project

and tools
You will learn
⦁ Definition of viewpoints and focal points of the territory
Focal points
Visual perception
1. Design study behaviour
2. Analytical stage of the project
3. Definition of viewpoints
4. Arrangement of focal points
5. Linear and aerial perspective
6. Specificity of visual perception in space
7. Compositional combinations
You will practice

Zoning and design

and tools
You will learn
⦁ Zoning of the area with the display of the road and footpath network

⦁ Creating an area lighting project
Irrigation systems
Path network
Area lighting
1. Compositions of open spaces
2. Organization of a network of paths and roads
3. Location of the economic zone and recreation area
4. Organization of gardens and flower beds
5. Placement of architectural forms
6. Designing playgrounds and patios
7. Water feature design
8. Day and night lighting
You will practice

Area plan in AutoCad

and tools
You will learn
⦁ Producing a plot drawing
1. Program Tools
2. Creating a Document
3. Drawing design
4. Producing an area plan
5. Saving a file
You will practice
in landscape design
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Area planning taking into account the selected landscape techniques.

⦁ Selection of locations for plant compositions.
Plant combination
Floral decoration
Contrast and nuance
1. Development of a composite solution
2. Balance, rhythm and symmetry
3. Combination of trees and shrubs
4. Designation of plants on the plan
5. Types of flower decoration
6. Using Composition Techniques
7. The combination of elements of landscape composition

You will practice

Garden colour

content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Drawing up a plan for planting in the area

⦁ Planting design using colour palette principles
Colour circle
Buffer colours
Colour contrasts
Landing plan
1. Choosing a Garden Colour Palette
2. Colours for the seasons
3. Selection of harmonious combinations
4. Making a landing plan
5. Combination of different colours
6. Capturing atmosphere with colour
You will practice

Selection of plants and design of flowers

content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Development of the final landing plan

⦁ Creating a mixed border
Mixed border
Planting material
Flower garden
1. Use of woody plants
2. Plant selection principles
3. Lawn Technology
4. Vertical gardening
5. Herbaceous plants in garden design
6. Style decisions using borders
7. Planting a flower garden and caring for it
8. The choice of flowers for the design of the flower garden
You will practice

Landscape collage

and tools
You will learn
⦁ Development of a collage of a plant composition in compliance with colour combinations
Location of objects
1. Creating a moodboard and collages in landscape design
2. Sizes and positions of objects
3. Collage of objects
4. SketchUp interface
5. An Overview of Essential Sketchup Tools
You will practice
Plant composition


and tools
You will learn
⦁ Creating an exterior project in 3D
3D modelling
Camera setup
1. Working with 3D space
2. Stages of 3D modelling of the project
3. Creation of a 3D plan of flower beds
4. Adding colour combinations
5. Camera setup
6. Libraries of finished models
You will practice
Colour combinations
How the course is delivered
Participate in live lessons with a teacher in an online class.
Live Online Lessons
Communicate with classmates and the teacher in a closed Telegram chat room.
Homework & Support
Community & Feedback
Do your homework on the platform and get teacher comments on your work.
Stay motivated with our live community
Live chatting with your group mates
You will not be alone through all your study. We get all our students together on group chats where you are able to post your photos, ask questions and share your success!

The best way to maintain your motivation is getting live feedback from the teacher and your group mates.
Landscape architect
Landscape architect Isabella Friis, takes pride in working with nature and utilizing the abilities and advantages nature and plants can give to the environment we live in. She graduated from Copenhagen University with a master's degree in landscape architecture in 2016. Through her studies, she worked in the Royal Gardens. After her master, she worked both locally and internationally, on a variety of scales and project types. Having projects in Saudi Arabia, Scandinavia, Europe, the US and the UK she has collaborated with various companies and practices.
«A sculptor of earth, curator of forms, and an architect of harmonious transformation are the roles of a landscape designer. Driven by a creative practice that allows you to work closely with nature to create restorative and recreational spaces»

Your teacher

of Isabella Friis
Victoria Hills
CEO & Founder Inspire HR Solutions
Using her 20 years of experience in HR, Victoria knows precisely how to effectively drive upgrades in the corporate world. She is always on hand to offer insight and perspective on best practice and is delighted to share her thoughts on how to increase the benefits of professional skills.

The course is accredited
by HR experts

The webinar with Victoria Hills "How to update your CV and raise your income with your new skills"
The gift for our learners:
The portfolio of our students on the landscape design courses
Student's testimonials
Oliver Flores
Rebekah Hughes
I think that all the topics on the course were useful and interesting. The material that the teacher provided to the group is very voluminous and useful! Plus, it's very nice that the teacher answered all the questions and always showed examples of landscape work.
I am very grateful to the school for an interesting course. Each lesson had a lot of useful information, explained in understandable language, which was important for me, since I am new to landscape design.
Rosalie Simmons
I took a landscape design course and I learned a lot of new things! Learned how to work in a specialized program. It is easy to communicate with the teacher during the lessons, he explains everything very clearly. I advise everyone!
Briana Butler
The course program was built competently, the material was explained intelligibly and systematically, analyzing one topic after another in practice, the atmosphere in the lessons was easy and free. Questions, both during the lesson and additional ones, were carefully listened to and understood.
A Personal Certificate will be presented to you after you have completed the course.


Personal certificate
Your CV right after the course

Key competencies:

Area analysis and selection of a suitable style

Making complex compositions

Design of plant compositions and planting plan

Selection of flowers, trees, plants

Planning the arrangement of plant compositions in the area

Visualization of a landscape project in 3D format
Job opportunities

210 vacancies for landscape designer were scanned on After analysing the data, this course was designed to incorporate the current demands of the market. We guarantee that your skills will be up to date.
of our learners were able to find a new job or increase their income within 6 months after the course
British HR-specialists recommends us
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