Landscaping Home Gardens Online Course

From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks



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Why study this Landscaping Home Gardens course?

Do you want to learn how to plan, lay out, and construct your own home garden? Careerline’s online Landscaping Home Gardens course will help you achieve your landscaping goals. Whether you want to landscape your own garden or turn your interest in landscaping into a career, this course will set you up for success.

Whether you hope to upskill, become a more skilled hobbyist, or get a head start on future studies, studying with Careerline will have a positive impact on your future. This course will help you understand the principles of landscape design, and guide you through the process of selecting plants, lawn, and furnishings for gardens. Your new skills will help you to feel prepared as you begin planning your next garden makeover.

What will you learn?

Careerline’s online Landscaping Home Gardens course provides an introduction to planning, designing, creating, and maintaining outdoor gardens and living areas. You will learn the basics of garden design, including site analysis, determining your style, and creating a garden room. In addition, you will study the evolution of garden design styles throughout history. You will develop the skills to draw plans for gardens, landscape using soils, and construct landscapes.

This course will also teach you how to keep weeds and pests under control in garden beds and pathways. You will learn strategies for planting and pruning plants in a variety of garden bed types. Students of this course learn how to select appropriate lawns and surfaces for different purposes, as well as furnish and accessories outdoor spaces. Finally, you will develop the skills to design and plan safe and functional outdoor living areas.

Who is this online Landscaping Home Gardens course for?

Careerline’s online Landscaping Home Gardens course is designed for hobby and professional gardeners and landscapers. Aspiring landscapers, garden maintenance professionals, nursery sales assistants, and tradespeople will benefit from studying this course. You will be able to apply the skills you learn in this course to your professional life, helping you to broaden your skillset and advance in your career.

This course is also ideal for anyone interested in pursuing further study in landscape design, garden design, drafting, or landscape construction. You will be introduced to concepts that are taught in tertiary and vocational courses. This will help you to feel prepared and confident as you continue your academic and professional journey.

Course Aims:

  • Understand the design procedure and the principles of landscape design
  • Develop knowledge of garden styles through history and apply this to your own designs
  • Develop skills in graphical techniques for plan drawing
  • Develop knowledge of soil properties and their relevance to home horticulture
  • Understand the principles and practices of basic landscape construction
  • Develop knowledge of pests and weeds, and their management in home horticulture
  • Develop skills in planting and pruning for home gardens
  • Develop knowledge of lawns and surfaces appropriate to home landscaping
  • Develop knowledge of landscape furnishings and other features appropriate for home gardens
  • Utilise skills developed during this course to develop a landscape design for a home garden.



Your Tutor

Barbara Tremain BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City & Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)
Barbara Tremain

Barbara brings to Careerline a wide range of horticultural experience and knowledge Barbara has a keen interest in herbalism, edible wild plants and has lead into studies of many plant based complementary medicinal systems, qualification as a Bach Flower remedy practitioner and studying Ethnobotany. Barbara has practiced and studied horticulture as well as combining it with her love of travel in many countries including the UK, US and Australia and has also studied Permaculture and runs her own horticulture business. Within the past two years she have also worked for Groundwork SW with 18-24 year old unemployed people, this work and the mentoring scheme has allowed me to teach informally. It has been a delight to nurture the interests of keen learners in horticulture and garden design.