Welcome To Your Landscape Design School!
Study Online or in our Applegate studio
We're a private school offering short-term, certificate programs in Residential Landscape Design. With a strong emphasis on vocational training, our courses in garden and irrigation design are all "hands on" and you'll learn by doing. You'll learn design theory, design principles and form composition right along with drafting and coloring skills as you and your fellow students work to develop a solution to your garden design project.
Earn your Landscape Certificate by completing our beginning course - Fundamentals of Garden Design, suitable for you as an introductory class, you'll learn the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the profession of landscape design.
Unlock your potential with our on-line design classes. Choose from irrigation design, irrigation auditor training, drafting, using SketchUp and of course landscape design and more classes are being added monthly so be sure to check back to see what's new. All of the on-line design classes are affordably priced (no garden or irrigation course is more than $75!) and have been developed for you to enroll whenever you choose - and you can study at your own pace. Are you a Certified Designer with the APLD? Earn CEU credits with our on-line courses!
Robert Littlepage, RLA; QWEL is Founder of the School and the primary lecturer. He's a dynamic, enthusiastic instructor, bringing 30 years of experience as a Designer, Contractor and Landscape Architect to the program. Class size is limited to 10 students to ensure that each student receives the personal attention necessary to assure their success.
The Beginning and Advanced Courses at the California School of Garden Design were among the best garden design courses that I have taken. These courses solidified my knowledge of landscape and design to help make me one of the best professionals in Caracas.
Rob, I think you are great teacher and you have mastered the art in this field to Perfection. You have the passion and ability to convey to each student all your knowledge and experience. I was delighted to have received this knowledge through your school and now that I'm working again in my company in Venezuela, I realize how much I learned and apply it every day in my new designs.
Elsy Eekhout, Caracas - Venezuela