Master in Garden Design Online

Master in Garden Design Online


Training course

The objective of the Master's Course in Garden Design is to consolidate the student's technical and artistic skills in the design of gardens, parks and green areas, in order to create harmonious and fascinating compositions and place them in a living and natural context. Integration with the landscape is in fact an essential principle in green design, which must aim for a perfect fusion between nature and the work of man. Each of the decorative elements required to complete the project must aim to achieve the necessary balance between the vitality of vegetation and the art of human intervention.

The design phase of this full-immersion master's degree in garden design is based on the integration between the environment and the needs of the client, between functionality and design choices. All this is fundamental in order to find effective and appropriate solutions, capable of shaping the landscape with elegance and with constant attention to the relationship between tradition and new trends.

Il Garden Designer l’esperto che fa rifiorire la tua casa - IDI

Garden design is the art and process of designing and creating private gardens and parks. The project, from design to realisation, is carried out personally by a professional, the garden designer, who has in-depth knowledge of horticulture and green space design. Occasionally a garden designer may also be a landscape architect. Amateur or professional gardeners can also achieve a high level of competence in garden design depending on their experience or training, following qualified master courses or working alongside established professionals in the field.

What you will learn

  • Botany and landscape ecology
  • Recognition of botanical and tree species
  • Classification of ornamental species
  • History of the garden
  • How to choose plants for nursery
  • Urban green
  • Sensory elements use
  • Creative workshop with project


Botany and landscape ecology

Plant anatomy

Plant physiognomy

Knowledge of botanical and arboreal species

Dimensions, foliage, colors, transparencies, full and empty

Leaf, stem and thorns

Vascular plants

Healing Garden Seminar

Biological form



Classification of ornamental species

Notes on the main ornamental tree species

Annual, biennial and perennial herbaceous ornamental plants

Use of ornamental plants

Social function of ornamental plants

History of the garden

The art of gardens - Historical notes

The medieval garden

The fifteenth-century garden

The Renaissance garden

The court gardens of the seventeenth century

Notes on the Chinese and Japanese garden

The landscaped garden

Great park and garden

XX century

Contemporary landscaper

Drawing exercises

How to choose plants for nursery

The nursery material

Material classification

Morphological analysis of the material

Ground characteristics

Ground components

Physico-mechanical properties

Motion of water in the saturated and unsaturated porous medium

Urban green

Urban forest

Terraces design and roof gardens

Artificial solution of green areas

Urban green areas analysis and classification of

Urban green functions

Urban green regulations

Private and public green

Creative workshop with project

Vertical garden

Realization of vertical green, differences between parietal green and vertical garden

Natural composition applied to the vertical garden

Botanical aspects of compositions, between north and south exposure, indoor and outdoor; Analysis of installation and maintenance issues

Case histories: realization and execution of works

Sensory elements use



Seasonal chromatisms of colour

green vine plants on arc covered pathways

Job opportunities

The skills acquired with the Master's degree in Garden Design can be spent in the realisation of green projects for public and private spaces. The green design expert can work as a freelancer or collaborate with design studios in the sector.

Phases of the course

Preliminary lessons: teaching material
Online classroom phase: 84 hours of online lessons
4-hour lessons - twice a week - every Tuesday and Thursday from 14.00 to 18.00
Project work
Internship phase: 300-hour internship at partner companies in the participant's region of interest


Possibility of financing the enrolment fee Video CV editing and updating for dissemination to companies in the sector at the end of the training course in the candidate's region of preference.

How to apply

Fill out the information request form and we will contact you within a few days. In the selection of candidates the scholastic CV, work experience and motivational letter will be considered. It is possible and advisable to send a portfolio of previous works. The examining commission, considering these elements, will communicate the result of the selection and the admission to the Course by filling the application form.

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Sviluppo Europa s.r.l.
Via Albricci, 9 - 20122 Milan
P.I. 10282190965
unique code: M5UXCR1
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Province Register Office. chamber of commerce Milan Monza Brianza Lodi
Fiscal Code is the VAT number
REA number MI-2519496
Share Capital 10,000

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