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Landscape Design

Whether you are pursuing the entire course series to earn a Certificate of Merit, or just interested in beautifying your property, landscape design courses are available to everyone.

Previous knowledge of plant material is strongly recommended and is required for some courses.

To earn the Certificate of Merit in Landscape Design, the student must satisfactorily complete the core courses, receiving a minimum grade of 70% in each course. Core course grades will be based on assignments, class projects, and participation. Elective courses will be graded on a pass/non-pass basis. To receive credit toward a Certificate, students must complete an assignment. Find out more.

Small class size ensures low student-teacher ratios. Please register early.

Upcoming Classes

Landscape Design I

Starts January 29, 2020

8 sessions. Learn about design processes, traditional landscape graphics, and sustainable landscapes.

The Weekend Designer

Starts February 1, 2020

2 sessions. Create a quick layout to guide design choices for your home landscape.

Planting Design

Starts February 9, 2020

7 sessions. Create beautiful planting designs with balance, repetition, and cohesiveness.

Sketching for Designers

Starts March 7, 2020

5 sessions. Develop field sketching techniques through drawing exercises for the novice designer.

Asian-Inspired Garden Design

Starts April 2, 2020

4 sessions. Learn about traditional and interpretive gardens that adapt ideas in innovative ways.

Designing a Border Garden

Starts July 20, 2020

4 sessions. Learn unique planting combinations through design-related exercises and critiques.

Landscape Design I

Starts August 19, 2020

8 sessions. Learn about design processes, traditional landscape graphics, and sustainable landscapes.

Landscape Design II

Starts September 10, 2020

10 sessions. Delve more deeply into design creativity, garden features, and more advanced graphics.