Designing your own personal garden

This four-day course will guide you on the first steps to designing your own garden.

Flowers on the Broadwalk border


10 and 17 October, and 7 and 14 November 2019


Kew Gardens


Course fee: £480 (£430 Concessions/ Kew Gardens Members)

Maximum capacity

25 places

About the course 

During this four-day course you'll learn how to recognise the particular constraints of your own space, and how to develop ideas and an outline plan. We'll then explore how to put that plan into action with practical sessions on approaching construction and developing a planting design.

Week 1: Getting to know your garden

Week 2: Developing a plan

Week 3: Detailing and building your garden

Week 4: Planting for your new garden

This course is aimed at amateur gardeners who are keen to develop their own gardens. It will be classroom based and provide useful design tools and approaches. Some knowledge of garden plants will be useful but not essential.

This course is run in collaboration with the London College of Garden Design, the leading training college for professional garden design.

How to book 

Please email with a contact telephone number or call 020 8332 5641.