Thank you for your interest.  This course is no longer available in studio.  I have completed filming and this course is now available online at Fundamentals of Garden Design


Our Students Speak:


Two-Week-Intensive-testimonialThe California School of Garden Design, and Director Robert Littlepage, exceeded my expectations!


Our class of 7 students ranged from the completely inexperienced to the semi-experienced, and each and every one of us got more out of the program than we could have imagined. I am amazed at how much we learned in just four weeks.


The program strikes just the right balance of classroom instruction, hands-on exercises and field experience. Class structure fosters peer support and critique, which is indispensable to the process. Upon completing the program, students will have gained an understanding of design principles, and, more importantly, the tools and skills to apply them to real-life situations.

As an instructor, Robert is ideal: knowledgeable, accessible, encouraging and truly passionate about his trade. He is a true mentor.

To date, I have completed the beginner’s course, with plans to enroll in the advanced courses next session. Thanks to my learning at CSGD, I have already created a successful design solution for my first paying client! And, I have additional jobs pending!

For anyone who is designing gardens by trial and error, an “inner sense,” or simply by the seat of their pants (like I was)– this program will give them the necessary knowledge, insight and tools to create beautiful, proportional, balanced spaces in a thoughtful and systematic way.

I commend Robert Littlepage for his expertise and teaching style. And I highly recommend CSGD to any and all aspiring garden designers.

Marcia D.