The freedom to study. Anywhere, Anytime…

The Irene School of Garden Design has tailor made distance learning courses that allow you to study almost anywhere in the world, anytime it suits you! You can enhance your knowledge of garden design and horticulture and pursue the perfect paying hobby you have always dreamt of. To be a landscape designer, being able to design gardens for others, work outside with living materials and orchestrate worlds for others to live in, is truly one of the most satisfying and fulfilling careers there is. If you have always yearned to design, work with nature and people, love drawing decorating or putting things together, and aspired to a hobby or career that allow you freedom, creativity, more time and purpose, then you are in the right hands now. Irene School of Garden Design offers the most essential full-time course elements to those who cannot attend classes due to locality or for those in different countries. Now you can pursue garden design as a paying hobby or second income, and do it in your own time at a place comfortable for you. It is the career you will never retire from, and our distance learning course will help you get a little closer.

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Distance Learning courses. For those who want to pursue gardening design, and the more serious gardeners...

All our Stackable Comprehensive courses can now be done via distance learning.

With our Stackable Comprehensive courses in a distance learning format, you can register for each course individually, work through the material with the help of one of our mentors and complete the associated assignment from the comfort of your own home.

The course meetings are digital, informal and presented in a dynamic manner that suits everyone, regardless of your language preference, age or level of experience. You can join at any time of the year and will be assigned to a mentor who will tend to your questions and projects personally within a 7 working day period during school terms. Course material was compiled by the most unsurpassed industry individuals, together with by Lee Burger, holding BSc Larch (UP), BL Hons (UP) and ML Prof (UP) degrees in Landscape Architecture.

It is not necessary to complete the Introduction Workshop in order to proceed with our Stackable Distance Learning Courses, however, students enrolled for any one of the Stackable Distance Learning Courses are more than welcome to attend the 3-day Intro Workshops at half the price, in order to revise, boost or refine their understanding of the course material. Students who register for all the Stackable comprehensive courses, may also check out our year planner and attend any of the courses they have enrolled for, free of charge, when a course is presented.


Distance learning course schedule. Class days and times…

Duration: Indicated on the specific course outline for each course.
Assignments: Assignments for each course must be submitted within 3 months after the course has been completed.
Contact times: Monday to Thursday, January to December during South African private school terms
(Your assigned mentor will confirm individual contact days and times with you)

Prices and Payment options.

Students can register and pay for each course individually or register and pay for all the Stackable Comprehensive courses at once to receive a discount. All the pricing and payment options are described in the registration form

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