Master in Garden Design Online

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Online, dal 4 Maggio al 1 Luglio 2021

What you will learn

  • Botany and landscape ecology
  • Riconoscimento delle specie botaniche e arboree
  • Classification of ornamental species
  • History of the garden
  • How to choose plants for nursery
  • Urban green
  • Sensory elements use
  • Workshop creativo con progetto d’impianto

Course program

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
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
Visits to historic parks and nurseries
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
Sensory elements use
Seasonal chromatisms of colour

Phases of the route

Preliminary lessons: teaching material
Fase d’aula: 72 ore (lezioni live di 4 ore – 2 volte a settimana)
Project work
Internship phase: 300-hour in a partner companies
Max. participants: 18

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.


Possibility of financing for the registration fee;
Incontro di orientamento professionale durante la fase d’aula online;
Video CV creation during the full-immersion;
Revision and update of the CV;

Italian Design Institute è partner di Materially

Gli allievi di IDI avranno a disposizione l’accesso a Materially per 1 anno.
Materially è il più grande archivio, suddiviso in categorie, composto da 7000 materiali e processi produttivi innovativi e sostenibili al mondo.
Ogni mese la Library si arricchisce di 40 nuovi materiali e tecnologie selezionati da una giuria internazionale e interdisciplinare di esperti.

Training course

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

The design phase of this master 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 essential to find effective and appropriate solutions, able to shape the landscape with elegance and with constant attention to the relationship between tradition and new trends.

Our teachers

Sonia Santella

Sonia Santella è garden designer, blogger e giornalista freelance. Ha conseguito il Bachelor of arts presso l’Università di Stoccolma ed...

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