Course Description

Level 5 Component Award – Garden Design (Part-Time Summer Course – Open for Application)

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture

Garden Design – Component Award (QQI level 5)

This Level 5 Garden Design Component Award is a part time module held a our College located on the grounds of the National Botanic Gardens. It will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to devise basic garden designs using the principles of design.The course is divided between classroom lectures (20%) and studio drawing (80%).

A wide range of drafting (hand drawing) exercises will be covered. Students will be introduced to graphic techniques used in landscape plans – site survey, master plan, planting plan and sections.

The principles and elements of garden design will be explained and explored.

Students will draft a garden design proposal for a given site.

Please note additional time will need to be set aside for completing drawings at home and each student is required to have their own “drawing equipment”. A list of required equipment is available from the college.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, the student should be able to explain the principles of garden design

Describe garden design elements

Carry out a site survey

Demonstrate graphic technique

Draft a master plan

Present a garden design and concept plan

Implement safe work procedures

This course is suited to anyone with an interest in garden design and hand drafting skills.


This course is open for application through our website link below.

Part-Time Courses

Course Code 5N2551
College Name Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture
Course Category Agriculture & Veterinary, Horticulture
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Award / Certificate
Course Location Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 9
Course Start Date 23rd June 2020
Course End Date 9th July 2020
Course Fee €200.00
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding L5 Component Award
Entry Requirements There is not entry requirement for this course.
For information about Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, please visit our college page on by clicking here.

Course Provider

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 VY63 (our college is located on the grounds of The National Botanic Gardens), Dublin, Ireland

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