Master in Garden Design - Milan

Master in Garden Design - Milan

Master in Garden Design - Milan

Preparatory lessons, 72-hour classroom phase and 300-hour internship phase

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
Biological form

Notes on the main ornamental tree species

Classification of ornamental 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

Scents, colours, seasonal colours

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
Classroom phase: 72 hours of face-to-face lessons in Milan, Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
Internship phase: 300 hours


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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Based on 137 reviews
Ho appena terminato l’immersive master in interior design , corso ben fatto , docenti disponibili e preparati, la tutor dott.ssa Sissi Pintus , si è mostrata sempre molto disponibile, gentile.
Ho appena terminato il master di interior design, un percorso formativo super interessante e coinvolgente.Grazie ai docenti ho scoperto nuove tecniche per la realizzazione degli interni e nuovi programmi di progettazione.Inoltre molto importanti sono stata le visite negli show-room di arredamento che sono state fonti di ispirazione per i progetti da consegnare. Ringrazio infine la Tutor, la Dott.ssa Pintus, che con molta pazienza ed empatia ci ha accompagnati in questo percorso.
Ho appena concluso il Master Immersive in Interior Design, consigliatissimo.Esperienza indimenticabile e formativa, anche grazie alla nostra tutor Dott.ssa Alessandra Pintus che è stata una splendida spalla.Grazie ancora!
I attended the Visual Museum course. It was a very interesting, professional and exciting learning experience.
Visual Museum: I found the course pleasantly educational, a gateway to a rich and interesting world with well-prepared thematic theoretical lectures, lots of instructive video material and a unique loco experience with assisted exercises. Tutor Cristiani very helpful and precise.
Super professional lecturers, helpful and kind tutors. Really useful experience.
The Interior Design - Blended course was really very high-performing, all the professors were knowledgeable and each of them enriched the training with their very personal lessons. It gave a lot to the training of each participant, too bad it was a bit short. With this I thank all the professors and the organisers for giving us this enormous opportunity to grow our training experience.
The Blended Master in Interior Design at the Italian Design Institute was an enhancing experience. Through lectures and the support of industry experts, I discovered new perspectives in interior design, learning to combine colours in unexpected ways and to use a new modelling programme with great precision. Visits to local studios added value to my education, but what impressed me most was the in-depth exploration of the unconventional use of materials and colours, which fuelled my creativity significantly.The professionalism and friendliness of the staff and lecturers made me and us feel almost like we were in a familiar environment in which we could freely interact.
I took a beautiful course, the Master in Interior Design, which impressed me a lot, as did the competence of the professors who guided us. I am sorry that it ended so quickly. We were always looked after by a tutor who helped us with everything, and I also congratulate him on his patience with us. I thank the institute very much for this wonderful experience.
Rabija Mustafović
I attended the bridal and haute couture modelling course, a path of professional growth and more. The teachers were very professional, and a great stimulus to continue taking other specialisation courses to become the future 'fashion engineers'. I recommend attending this course or perhaps other Italian Design Institute courses to invest professionally in your future . A thank you ❤️ to Roberta Corimbo and the team Tania Sette and Martina Pantaleo who supported us until the end.
I attended the haute couture and bridal specialisation course, and Laura Diana was enlightening. I would have liked to ask her many more questions, too bad for time, perhaps too little
A very exclusive experience thanks to visits to well-known construction sites.
I always liked to design, but I never had the chance to do it; thanks to the group of teachers I found during the Master in Car Design, I was able to do it, they brought out my best!
I have just finished the classroom phase of the course in car design, it was a wonderful and absorbing training course. In the full immersion session I met my fellow students, very nice and helpful people with whom we immediately established a good relationship, including the teachers and tutor Claudia. For those who are passionate about design and cars, this is definitely a course not to be missed!
I completed the classroom phase of the Master in Car Design, which was a truly complete learning experience, thanks to the passion and expertise of the teachers, the patience of the tutor and, last but not least, the choice of location for the lessons: being inspired by the models on display at the Turin Car Museum is priceless!
I followed the Master in Car Design and found it very interesting. It gave me tools I could use every day and I find it helped complete my total education. I recommend it!
I enthusiastically concluded the course in Visual Museum.what can I say... an experience that was as educational as it was stimulating: wonderful lecturers and always helpful tutors! The course allowed me to consolidate my knowledge and develop very practical skills; the visit directly to the museum was wonderful.
A unique experience that went beyond my expectations! Very knowledgeable and always helpful lecturers and tutors. I would definitely recommend IDI!
Thanks to the internship in IDI's Wedding Flower Design course, I had the chance to end this experience on a high note! Although it was my first approach to the floral world, I managed to keep up with all the techniques and exercises during the classroom phase.I recommend it!
Impeccable organisation, prepared and helpful lecturers, and great professionals. A very high level educational and human experience, which I recommend. Also excellent was the tutor, who followed and supported our activities. Thank you!
Great course! Original podcast course, excellent teachers and tutor always present and supportive! I wish it had been twice as long!
Hello everyone! I am a student who attended the Lightning Design course at Events and Theatre.I was very pleased with the experience both online and in theatre. I learnt new and very creative techniques to enrich my knowledgeTania was the tutor everyone would expect to find!
Italian design institute is the right academy to cultivate the most particular passions. I attended the lighting design course and it was very interesting. Professors Walter Lutzu, Silvio De Ponte and Fulvio Michelazzi were super efficient together with my colleague Tania Sette. Fantastic!
Thank you very much for everything a wonderful experience
Satisfied to have had the opportunity to take part in the online Interior Design course at IDI.I am a recent graduate in Architecture and thanks to this master's degree I was able to approach the subject from a professional working perspective.I was able to learn notions from the lecturers that will facilitate my integration into the working environment.
Excellent training offer. Very good teachers, very wide range of topics covered, complemented by the preparatory teaching material provided.
Response from the owner: Thank you Umberto!
This MASTER is helping me a lot to fill in many gaps that I took for granted a long time ago. Especially I have learnt a lot with photography thanks to Amilcare Incalza and about publishing with Federica Caiazzo, who is young and fresh. She helped me understand how to launch myself into this world and how I could do it.
I attended the course in photography fashion editor and digital media, the course was divided into a phase of distance learning lessons with the class and with professionals especially on fashion journalism such as Mariella Milani, Valeria Oppenheimer and Federica Caiazzo, interactive and very educational lessons.Afterwards we spent four days in Milan with the class and with amilcare incalza who took us to his studio and let us experience one of his shoots up close.we also had the opportunity to organise a shoot on our own with the concession of some clothes and we were able to photograph a professional model. I'm still here as I write this review.It was exciting and unique.I had high expectations but I didn't think it would be so good.I'm going back to Rome with a bit of melancholy.But I thank my class, the professionals and our tutor Tania seven for this wonderful and unforgettable experience that I lived.I recommend everyone to pursue such experiences and I recommend the institute because it is very good. ❤️
The Master in Fashion Editor, Photography and Digital Media was super interesting and interactive. Shooting for a real shoot was inspiring and hopeful.
I did the master's course and it was really a positive experience, very serious and competent.
I went to the Garden Design course in Pistoia, an unforgettable experience both professionally and experientially. The organisation is impeccable, the Campus location is excellent. Thanks to Tania, Stefano, and Sonia for training us and accompanying us on this adventure; Alessandro for his kindness every day spent at the Campus, and last but not least the kitchen team for the varied food that sustained our days of study. Goodbye guys!
A wonderful experience that of the Master Garden Design Pistoia, introducing you to this world at 360°. The most important thing is to have found a truly phenomenal team of lecturers and learners!
I attended the Fashion Editor Photography and Digital Media course. Being confronted with great professionals in the field of fashion journalism, photography and digital media was very useful as I acquired fundamental knowledge.I found the course interesting, and everyone was very professional in explaining the topics.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your review, Alessandro. From the whole team of the Italian Design Institute.
I attended the wedding flowers course in Rome with Sonia Luongo's team and I recommend it
Did the wedding flower design course Great experience, it was completely full immersion!!!!
IDI course - VISUAL MUSEUM (TURIN)Described in 3 words: intensive, immersive, highly formative.I sincerely thank all the lecturers for the stimuli they were able to pass on to us. Certainly this course does not represent an achievement, but an important and conscious starting point for moving into the world of museum design.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your review, Laura. From the whole team of the Italian Design Institute.
It was an intense but very interesting two weeks. The course lived up to my expectations. The lecturers were really professional as well as our tutor Simona who followed us and helped us in everything.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your review, Serena. From the whole team of the Italian Design Institute.
High-level lecturers, innovative and interesting teaching tools and proposals. Great support for students in the classroom, through the tutor Simona, who is really helpful and professional. Thank you!
Response from the owner: Thank you for your review, Matilde. From the whole team of the Italian Design Institute.

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