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Eden Project Learning achieves Society of Garden Designers Educator Status

Published: January 8, 2020

Eden Project Learning is delighted to have been awarded the Society of Garden Designers Educator Status.

To achieve accreditation, institutions are scrutinised to ensure the courses are of the highest professional standard, and that the skills, understanding and knowledge gained by the students are contemporary and prepares them well for industry.

As well as offering Educator Status accreditation, The Society of Garden Designers is the only professional association for both individual designers and practices. The society has been championing excellence within the field since 1981, and continually supports its members to train, work, develop and maintain the highest standards.

The Society also promotes best practice and continuing professional development through its conferences, workshops and seminars, its Journal and the annual SGD Awards.

Matt James, Programme Lead for the Garden and Landscape Design Programmes at Eden Project Learning, said: “We’re thrilled to be recognised by the Society of Garden Designers in this way. It’s a testament to the quality of the work of both students and staff, and we’re proud to be able to call ourselves an SGD accredited educator.”


Eden Project Learning, a partnership between the Eden Project and The Cornwall College Group, offers vocational higher education courses, from HNC to MSc, centred on contemporary professional practice. The design courses are part of a portfolio of specialist programmes awarded by Plymouth University. These include BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Garden and Landscape Design), and an HNC and HND in Garden & Landscape Design.

Several students have won recent awards in the field of horticulture and design, including the Prince of Wales Trophy for Sustainable Horticulture, the RHS Young Designer of the Year, and the Society of Garden Designers’ Student Designer of the Year Award.

For more information on the range of programmes offered by Eden Project Learning please visit HERE.

For more information on the SGD, please visit HERE


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