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

Phases of the course

Preliminary lessons: teaching material
Classroom phase: 72 hours
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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Company data

Sviluppo Europa s.r.l.
Via Albricci, 9 - 20122 Milan
P.I. 10282190965
unique code: M5UXCR1
[email protected]

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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