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.
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.