Level 2 Certificate in Garden Design

9:30am — 4:00pm

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Level 2 Certificate

Start a career in horticulture and garden design with our level 2 programme

You will cover the following units:

  • Garden design process
  • Graphics and scale drawing
  • Planning for Garden design projects 
  • Plant knowledge
  • Plant selection and care
  • Plant and soil science 

This course is a portfolio based course. 

Course details

Dates & Location

9:30 - 16:00

Stanmer Campus - One Garden Brighton

Please note the dates and times for September courses are an estimate only and may be subject to change



1 day a week

17 weeks

Please note classes do not run during half terms. 



This course could be FREE.  

If you are unemployed and in receipt of state benefits or working and your income is under £20, 319 you could be entitled to financial support towards the course fees or even study for free.


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements but some previous knowledge of either gardening or art based subjects would be an advantage.

  • You will need to purchase a scale ruler, pens, pencils and a compass. 
  • Steel toed capped boats would be useful for practical work
  • Paper will be supplied. 


One Garden Brighton

The recent restoration of the walled garden has been managed by Plumpton College. One Garden Brighton is the home of the college’s horticultural centre of excellence, a space for training and education. The campus buildings are nestled within the walls itself and you will see students designing, planting and maintaining the grounds as a showcase for innovation.

One Garden Brighton is place for everyone, a garden made for people. We are a part of our local community; a place to connect, improve wellbeing and discover something new. We support local producers, people and nurture local networks focused on enriching all who visit.

Future Opportunities

This course is a good introduction to progress onto self employed design work or to undertake the Level 3 Diploma in Garden Design - professional pathway. 

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