Irene School of Garden Design

Irene School of Garden Design

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Do you love garden design, and would like to do it as a paying hobby? We have an online course that will help you to become a phenomenal garden consultant! You can complete it from the comfort of you own home, whenever you want.

May Promotion 2: Enroll for the online Design hobby course and get R1000 off each payment or R3249 discount for upfront payments. Promotion valid from 16 May 2022 till 23 May 2022.

Visit our website, enroll and use the words FB16Mpromo in the comment box
Thank you Kazamingi Nursery Farm for inviting us to a delightful tour of your facilities! We have seen and learnt so much. Beautiful plants at affordable prices.
It's May Mad Discount time! Just because you are not working in your garden does not mean you can't work on your garden...

Promotion 1: Enroll for the complete online learning course and get R2000 off each payment or R6749 discount for upfront payments.

Promotion valid from 9 May 2022 till 16 May 2022.

Visit our website, enroll and use the words FB9Mpromo in the comment box
Everyone needs a garden to plant themselves in...
Gardening is an activity that grows a more patient, kind, vigorous, fulfilled and free spirit.
Enjoy your freedom day!
I beg your pardon, but do you even garden?
Read our new article about how many people around the world took up gardening as their hobby!

https://www.gardendesignschool.co.za/isgd-news/gardening-hobbies/
Have an awesome weekend filled with gardening fun!
It all comes to life when you draw it!
Yay! It's weekend again. What a wonderful time to enjoy your garden. Have your breakfast on the stoep, or just enjoy a cup of coffee (or tea... lol) outdoors. Make the most of the transitional weather!
Great day at the SANA Autumn show! Thank you everyone for your hard work, beautiful stands, and for promoting the industry in this way. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
Happy Valentine's day!❤️

Designing gardens for life... The Irene School of Garden Design is a leader in garden design education. We offer a variety of course options to encompass the needs of prospective students, garden enthusiasts, designers and landscapers.

Irene School of Garden Design is the only school offering part time, full time and short courses for garden design in South Africa. We believe that the courses we offer will appeal to people ranging from the garden enthusiast to the entrepreneur and our courses are presented in an enjoyable and educational milieu to help you achieve the pinnacle of success.

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16/05/2022

Do you love garden design, and would like to do it as a paying hobby? We have an online course that will help you to become a phenomenal garden consultant! You can complete it from the comfort of you own home, whenever you want.

May Promotion 2: Enroll for the online Design hobby course and get R1000 off each payment or R3249 discount for upfront payments. Promotion valid from 16 May 2022 till 23 May 2022.

Visit our website, enroll and use the words FB16Mpromo in the comment box

Photos from Irene School of Garden Design's post 16/05/2022

Thank you Kazamingi Nursery Farm for inviting us to a delightful tour of your facilities! We have seen and learnt so much. Beautiful plants at affordable prices.

09/05/2022

It's May Mad Discount time! Just because you are not working in your garden does not mean you can't work on your garden...

Promotion 1: Enroll for the complete online learning course and get R2000 off each payment or R6749 discount for upfront payments.

Promotion valid from 9 May 2022 till 16 May 2022.

Visit our website, enroll and use the words FB9Mpromo in the comment box

26/04/2022

Everyone needs a garden to plant themselves in...
Gardening is an activity that grows a more patient, kind, vigorous, fulfilled and free spirit.
Enjoy your freedom day!

Irene School of Garden Design updated their phone number. 08/04/2022

Irene School of Garden Design updated their phone number.

Irene School of Garden Design updated their phone number.

Irene School of Garden Design updated their phone number. 08/04/2022

Irene School of Garden Design updated their phone number.

Irene School of Garden Design updated their phone number.

07/04/2022

I beg your pardon, but do you even garden?
Read our new article about how many people around the world took up gardening as their hobby!

https://www.gardendesignschool.co.za/isgd-news/gardening-hobbies/

01/04/2022

Have an awesome weekend filled with gardening fun!

25/03/2022

It all comes to life when you draw it!

04/03/2022

Yay! It's weekend again. What a wonderful time to enjoy your garden. Have your breakfast on the stoep, or just enjoy a cup of coffee (or tea... lol) outdoors. Make the most of the transitional weather!

Photos from Irene School of Garden Design's post 02/03/2022

Great day at the SANA Autumn show! Thank you everyone for your hard work, beautiful stands, and for promoting the industry in this way. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

14/02/2022

Happy Valentine's day!❤️

11/02/2022

Great weekend spot around the fire designed by one of our past students. Some great ideas to "steal" for the DIY gardener... Enjoy your weekend!

04/02/2022

It's weekend! a Garden awaits. Remember there is still a bit of time left to register for the one year garden design course or our 3-day workshop course (Saturday version) that starts next week.

28/01/2022

Just imagine you had a little corner like this where you can ease into the day every morning with a quick cup of coffee... Gardens are wonderful!

24/01/2022

It's almost time to start our course 2022. Inspired and excited! There's still time to register if you want to do something great this year. Create a garden of possibilities!

13/10/2021

Enjoy your garden today!

28/09/2021

Irene School of Garden Design Hobby Courses

Great news! From 2022 our two new Hobby Courses will replace our current subject courses to help hobbyists perfect their craft and passion for gardening. The new courses aims to address the two major needs that most homeowners have: help with Designing a garden and assistance when installing or maintaining a garden. Hobbyists can now do it for themselves, or create a 2nd income by helping others create beautiful gardens!

17/09/2021

The worst of winter is over and everyone is making the most of this year's lengthy spring. Remember if you are planning to blow off some steam in December with a bit of gardening, our Oct/Nov 3-day workshop is starting to fill up. Register early and be ready to enjoy your garden over the Festive Season...

09/08/2021

Happy Woman's day everyone! We hope that you are all enjoying the warmer weather and the blossoming expectations of spring.

21/07/2021

Hi Everyone! Check out this winter warmer edition of Easy DIY where our school gave some insightful hints and tips about outdoor fire pits! On the shelves now!

29/06/2021

Always wanted to learn more about gardening? We have great news! Why not start something new now that you have some time at home. Enroll for the complete distance learning course and you will receive 15% discount off your course. (Only available for the complete course option in distance learning format)(Discount is applied at the time of your last payment) Offer ends 30 July 2021.

Visit our website for online registration.

Introduction to Garden Design Workshop 25/05/2021

Introduction to Garden Design Workshop

Desgin Tip 2: Creating a concept.

Concept formulation is one of the most crucial phases of the design process as it informs the decisions that the designer will make.

Mood-boards, poetry, words, music and other art forms often help to externalise and visualise the concept and is a fantastic aid in gathering ones’ thoughts regarding the direction that the project will take.

Register for our Garden Design Workshop starting in July!



https://www.gardendesignschool.co.za/course-overview-intro-stackable-comprehensive-and-distance-learning-courses/introduction-to-garden-design-workshop/

Introduction to Garden Design Workshop Our 3-day introduction to garden design workshop is divided into three general topics that all gardeners need, giving insightful help, hints and tips.

Top 10 reasons why the garden design industry is growing! 21/05/2021

Top 10 reasons why the garden design industry is growing!

The top 10 reasons why the garden design industry is growing.

Did you know the Law has something to do with it?



https://www.gardendesignschool.co.za/isgd-news/top-10-reasons-why-the-garden-design-industry-is-growing/

Top 10 reasons why the garden design industry is growing! We discuss the top 10 reasons why the garden design industry is growing!

Planting Course 19/05/2021

Planting Course

Planting is an exciting layered category of courses that set out to please the enthusiast, the designer and the horticulturist. Preparing the soil for planting is the first and most important step of garden success. The planting category will take students through the very crucial first steps all the way to designing with plants and determining the correct quantities.

In this course we will cover:
• Planting Plans and quantities
• Planting design
• Site prep, soils, and planting methods
• Introduction to Botany

Register for either the morning or evening courses starting 7 and 9 June.

https://www.gardendesignschool.co.za/course-overview-intro-stackable-comprehensive-and-distance-learning-courses/stackable-comprehensive-courses/planting-course/

Planting Course Our planting course will take students through the very crucial first steps all the way to designing with plants and determining the correct quantities. Completed in 6 weeks.

What does a Landscape Designer and Landscape Architect do? 14/05/2021

What does a Landscape Designer and Landscape Architect do?

The Landscape designer, architect, horticulturist, installer and the gardener.

South Africa is not delivering enough Landscape designers, credible Landscape Installers and Architects.

What is the difference? And how can you become one of them?



https://www.gardendesignschool.co.za/isgd-news/what-does-a-landscape-designer-and-landscape-architect-do/

What does a Landscape Designer and Landscape Architect do? It is crucial to state that South Africa is not delivering enough Landscape designers, credible Landscape Installers and Landscape Architects. In this article the Irene School of Garden Design will try to briefly demystify in layman’s terms what all this means, as well as indicate ways of getting ...

Distance Learning courses 11/05/2021

Distance Learning courses

You can study with us anytime, anywhere in the world!

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.



https://www.gardendesignschool.co.za/course-overview-intro-stackable-comprehensive-and-distance-learning-courses/distance-learning/

Distance Learning courses The Irene School of Garden Design have tailor made Distance Learning courses that allows you to almost study anywhere in the world, anytime it suits you!

Timeline photos 09/05/2021

We hope all the Mom’s out there have the best day ever!

Happy Mother’s day!

Introduction to Garden Design Workshop 03/05/2021

Introduction to Garden Design Workshop

You can have the garden you always dreamed of. Let Irene School of Garden Design help you learn to design, install and maintain your own garden with useful gardening tips and guidelines. With our exciting 3-day workshop you can do it and do it right the first time.
Registrations for our weekend course starting 8 May is still open.

Or register for the weekday course starting 20 May.



https://www.gardendesignschool.co.za/course-overview-intro-stackable-comprehensive-and-distance-learning-courses/introduction-to-garden-design-workshop/

Introduction to Garden Design Workshop Our 3-day introduction to garden design workshop is divided into three general topics that all gardeners need, giving insightful help, hints and tips.

Timeline photos 30/04/2021

During the month of May, we prepare our gardens for the coming winter months and we set the foundation for our spring and summer gardens. Here are a few tips for you to get started:

• Start preparation to protect plants against frost by using frost guard covers and mulching the roots of plants to protect against frost

• This month is the last chance to plant your spring bulbs

• Plant primulas, pansies, violas, salvia, foxglove and dianthus this month for prettiness during the winter months. Just be careful to plant Foxglove close to children and animals as they are very poisonous

• Prune back plants that have flowered such as Plectranthus

• Perennials such as Agapanthus and strelitzias do well when planted during May

Happy gardening!

Photos from Irene School of Garden Design's post 11/03/2021

Thank you Kazamingi for a wonderful and insightful tour yesterday. Our 2021 morning class students really enjoyed it! Keep up the good work, and we can't wait for our next visit.

Our Story

The Irene School of Garden Design is a leader in garden design education. We offer a variety of course options to encompass the needs of prospective students, garden enthusiasts, designers and landscapers. Irene School of Garden Design is the only design school offering interrelated-vocational design courses in South Africa. Underpinned by creative conceptual thinking and the art of landscape architecture, our courses are inclusive of various professions, and skill levels. Our unique approach to design as a whole and the class leading course curriculum is presented in a series that allows for lectures and talks at almost any time and any pace.

Whether you can study part time, full time or after hours, there is a layout that will suit your needs and schedule. We believe that the courses we offer will appeal to people ranging from the garden enthusiast to the entrepreneur and our courses are presented in an enjoyable and educational milieu to help you achieve the pinnacle of success.

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Designing Gardens for Life!

Irene School of Garden Design believes that aspiring landscapers should design gardens for life. Gardens that are designed for life are an extension of our everyday lives. Not only do gardens add value to our properties; but they also enrich us as individuals, they enhance and maintain ecosystems, and they provide spatial qualities where human life and nature merge.

We design gardens, and gardens define us.

Landscaping and garden design today, are one of the world’s most popular professions and hobbies. Even though landscape design is steeped in age old traditions and history, the art of gardening today is much more than combining plants with elements, it has a modern sensitivity to ecological needs and spatial layout and design.

We, at Irene School of Garden Design, strive to inspire our students through design, theory and practical application to channel their passion and creativity as an expression of life in landscapes.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 15:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 15:30
Thursday 09:30 - 15:30
Friday 09:30 - 12:00
Saturday 09:30 - 12:00