Oxford College of Garden Design 2011 Student Exhibition

OCGD 2011 PGDip Student ExhibitionA couple of overdue errands in Oxford provided the perfect excuse to visit the 2011 Student Exhibition yesterday. It was a great opportunity to catch up with people I hadn’t seen in a while, and it’s always interesting to see how a new crop of garden designers measure up .

Several students’ work was of an exceptional standard, relative even to the high level that has come to be expected from the OCGD (this is a postgraduate level course, in contrast with most other diploma courses). At the risk of being a bit unfair to her fellow students, my “one to watch” for the future is Sophie Dixon.

, OCGD Principal, is due to take a one year sabbatical from face-to-face teaching, to focus on the new OCGD course. The new course, which covers almost all the same material as the traditional classroom version (garden history and the thesis are omitted, as it’s not strictly a postgraduate course), looks like a very practical and cost-effective (but no less intensive) option for those wishing to pursue a career in garden design. The next course starts 30th September 2011.

Source: www.rumbold-ayers.co.uk

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