Future Fund Bursary from The English Garden Magazine

Inchbald are delighted to be in partnership once again with The English Garden Magazine ‘Future Fund’ to offer a Bursary.

This is an annual bursary offering one person the chance to kickstart a brand new career in garden design, with course fees paid.

This year, the winner will help build a garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 and take part in a work placement at a garden design practice, a fantastic opportunity to get a foothold in the industry, network with the country’s best garden designers and gain the essential knowledge needed to become a professional garden designer.

For this programme we are asking entrants to design a back garden for a middle-aged couple with no children. They have recently moved to a new house and have completely redecorated the interior; now they want to focus on the garden, which is a blank canvas. The house is terraced, was built in the 1900s and is made of red brick with a slate roof. There are neighbouring gardens on all boundaries, and the garden is overlooked from houses to the left and right, but not at the rear. The garden can be located wherever you wish – in a country village or a city suburb – but its size is 6m wide by 20m long with the house at the end, and its south-west facing.

When you design your garden, think carefully about how it will link to the surrounding vernacular, which you will have chosen. Produce both a plan and a 3D drawing to help communicate your ideas, and list on the plan your choice of hard landscaping materials and plants.

The English Garden is the fastest growing gardens magazine with a separate edition for the US market, published bi-monthly. The One Year Online Diploma in Principles and Practices of Garden Design at The Inchbald School of Design is a part-time, distance-learning course with a minimum of 10 hours formal learning a week and assignments for tutor feedback.