What is a Landscape Design School?
Landscape Design School is a series of four 10-hour courses. Topics include ecosystem knowledge, principles and elements of landscape design, landscape design history and process as well as designing for the environment. Plant selection, historic preservation, landscape maintenance and other subjects round out the curriculum.
Primarily intended for garden club members, courses are open to the public. Member clubs, groups of clubs, councils, districts and state garden clubs sponsor courses. Upon successful completion of the series of four courses, garden club members receive the designation of NGC Landscape Design Consultant. To maintain Consultant status, continuing education is required. Single-subject and Multiple Refreshers provide advanced study opportunity and the occasion to interface with other Consultants. Participation in Consultant Councils is encouraged as a means of using the knowledge gained from this educational program.