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Garden Design is recognised as a profession in its own right and its influence on our lives has spread from our small private gardens into the wider landscapes and grander designs of more public places.

It is a highly rewarding discipline that requires attention to detail, plant knowledge, technical competence and artistic flair.

The courses offered by SRUC approach Garden Design from the perspective of developing a strong appreciation, understanding and knowledge of horticulture. A strong horticultural background produces designers that are appreciated by future clients, many of whom look for designers because of their love of plants and gardening.

We also like our students to gain a blend of hand drawing and computer-aided design skills, which are critical in creative and bespoke industry.

Our Garden Design students have participated in the annual Gardening Scotland show for many years, often earning gold certificates for their show gardens.

As well as being offered at our Edinburgh campus, Garden Design is now also available at the Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

Why studying garden design is good for your mental health

SRUC Garden Design student Shaun Dowse explains why studying Garden Design and Horticulture can be good for your mental health.

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