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8 weeks
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Exclusive to Coolings! Planting Design for Beginners

Course Length: 8 Weeks Tutor: Alex Lindsay

Course dates, time and price

Starts from October 28th 2024 or 20th January 2025 for 8 weeks

1pm to 4pm



About the course

This course is exclusive to Coolings. Knowing which plants to choose for your garden and how to place them can be a difficult process. This course aims to introduce students to a wide range of topics which will help them achieve the right results.

What you will learn

Students will learn a wide range of plants and trees, design theories, planting styles, how to draw up planting plans, and about some of the most influential planting designers in history.

Some basic drawing equipment will be required.

About the tutor

Alex Lindsay (BA Hons, GD DIP) is a working garden designer, he studied at Winchester School of Art (Southampton University) and Merrist Wood, Guildford.

How to apply

To apply for this course please complete the Booking Enquiry form by clicking the ‘Booking Form’ button on the top right hand-side of this page.

Should you have any further queries relating to this course, please complete the Booking Enquiry form or telephone the team at Coolings on 01959 532269 or email

If you are interested in any of our courses that are currently full please contact us to join the waiting list.  If there is sufficient interest then we will always consider running another course.

Please note, courses will only be cancelled if not viable to run.

Where the course is held

All courses are held in the education centre at Coolings The Gardener’s Garden Centre, Rushmore Hill, Knockholt, Kent, TN14 7NN

The benefits of learning at Coolings

We provide a fantastic learning atmosphere in our purpose-built education centre, just a stone’s throw from our production nursery, display gardens and garden centre that holds the biggest selection of plants in the South East.

Other benefits include:

  • Free on-site parking.
  • Tea and coffee provided.