Discover the variety of garden design styles and create a winning landscape for your next project. Whether you’re looking to create a landscape garden for yourself or a client, this course is ideal professional development for you.
Certificate of Landscaping Styles is an online professional development course that will help you choose the right garden style for your next landscaping project.
In this landscape garden styles course, you will explore how to create formal and informal garden styles, how colour and texture can influence ambience, the role of water in design and how history has influenced design trends.
You’ll also learn how to take a creative approach to your designs and incorporate unique elements to offer a diverse range of options to suit the location of your next landscape project.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to take risks with your landscape design projects to set yourself apart from the competition.
Unit - Landscaping III Landscaping Styles
Unit 1 – Creating the mood
Simple and complex gardens
Movement in the garden
Managing light and shade
Increasing light to your garden
Reducing the amount of light received
Working with shade
Examples of plants which thrive in shaded conditions
Garden lighting and mood
What do you want in a garden
Personality and the garden
What is scale?
Garden features for small gardens
Framing the view
Colour and the garden
Using plants for colour and coloured pots
Use of coloured statuary
Stone, reconstituted stone, plaster, clay and cement statuary
Bronze, iron and other metal statuary
The impact of house colour on the garden
Other coloured surfaces
Coloured shade-cloth, plastics & shade wings
Psychological effects of different colours
Water and colour in the garden
Rules for using colour in gardens
Hot and cold colours in the garden
Using hot coloured plants
Reasons gardens become too hot
Making the garden cooler
Using blue in the garden
Garden design for winter warmth and light
Step by step –creating the concept (macro design)
Step by step –how to design a garden room (micro design)
Garden room components – what to put in your garden room
Unit 2 – Historic gardens
Famous garden designers
Other types of gardens
Cottage garden designs and features
Designing a cottage garden
Plants to use in a cottage garden
Popular features of gardens in 1901
Popular plants from 100 years ago
Edwardian style gardens and features
Unit 3 – Formal gardens
What is a formal garden
Design elements of formal gardens
Where to put a formal garden bed
Creating a formal garden
Types of formal gardens
Simple formal gardens
Keep the main planting simple
Informality in the formal garden
Designing a formal garden
Ideas for eye-catching features
Plants for formal gardens
Traditional ornaments for formal gardens
Sundials, weathervanes, bird baths
Traditional garden furniture
Creating a formal courtyard
Unit 4 – Oriental gardens
Types and features of Japanese gardens
Styles of bonsai
Traditional oriental garden plants
Water in the oriental garden
Grasses are diverse
Ways to use grasses in a garden
Unit 5 – Middle Eastern and Spanish influences
Features of Moorish gardens
Sense of enclosure
Symmetry and water
Plants and ornamentation
Seating and colours
How Mexican gardens evolved
Mexican planting schemes
Using coloured gravel
Low maintenance gravel
Unit 6 – Mediterranean gardens
Features of Mediterranean gardens
Ceramic and coloured pots
Which colour for which effect
Types of containers
Garden art: painting
Which surfaces to paint
Types of paint
Design of new verandas
Roofing for verandas
Making the most of a small space
Maintenance of plants on verandas
Unit 7 – Coastal gardens
Features of coastal gardens
Temperature and humidity
Wind and windbreaks
Salt and soil
Strategies for growing coastal plants
Irrigating coastal gardens
Features of shade trees
Unit 8 – Modern gardens
Technology in the garden
Making a small courtyard look bigger
Discord in a garden
Inner city gardens
Types of inner-city gardens
Unit 9– Eclectic gardens
Creating an eclectic garden
Plants for the eclectic garden
Plants for topiary
Miniature/table top gardens
Using junk in living gardens
Pebbles in the eclectic landscape
Huntington botanic garden and library
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.