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. 

Entry Requirements:

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

Dates & Location:

We are fully booked and awaiting new dates.

9:15 - 16:15

Stanmer Campus - One Garden Brighton


1 day a week

Please note classes do not run during half terms. 



  • 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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