UPDATE: Coronavirus (Covid-19)

It is with regret that we have had to take the decision to postpone all upcoming SketchUp for Garden Design (group and physical one2one) training days until further notice.  Our apologies for any disappointment that this may cause, however given the situation it is clearly the only sensible and responsible course of action to take.

Students are welcome to continue to book onto to the distance learning version of our courses which we continue to offer. Students receive the same course content as they would have in either of the other two formats, delivered one to one with your tutor remotely using a screen sharing application. We are currently offering a 20% discounted rate to all new students choosing to study this way.

Alternatively, we are happy to keep hold over your deposit to be put towards a future course date which we will be taking bookings for as soon a we are able, or thirdly, we would of course be happy to refund your money to you; please contact us with your account details.

Thank you for your understanding in these challenging times.  We wish you all and your families continued good health and look forward to things getting back to normal as soon as possible.

Best wishes to you all

John Brooks, Owner, SketchUp for Garden Design


Take Your Client Presentations to the Next Level

As a Garden Designer or Landscape Contractor, being able to communicate your designs to your clients as clearly as possible is a vital part of your work.  While many clients find interpreting 2D plans difficult, SketchUp allows you to bring your ideas to life, and really enthuse your client by showing them exactly what their newly designed garden will look like once the contractors have left.

Written by Garden Designers for Garden Designers, our courses have been developed with Garden Designers and Landscape Professionals in mind.  We aim to give our students a thorough grounding in all of the principle practices of SketchUp and provide them with the tools to confidently start producing their own garden design models.

Whether you’re a complete beginner, or someone who’s not used SketchUp since college and is in need of a refresher, we have a course suitable for you.

Upcoming SketchUp Group Training Sessions

Why Choose Us?

  • Courses developed specifically for Garden Designers and Landscape Professionals
  • Expert tutors who understand the requirements of your profession
  • Choose between our foundation or intermediate level courses
  • Group sessions held at locations throughout London and South East
  • One2One courses available held at your home or office
  • Online one2one learning from anywhere in the world
  • Comprehensive course notes provided
  • FREE on-going support provided following the course
  • Refreshments provided for group sessions
  • Relaxed, friendly and patient learning environment

What Our Students Say

Thank you for an amazing day of training! I couldn’t recommend the (online) course enough, having gone from complete novice to feeling fully confident sending SketchUp designs to my clients.

Alex Wallace-Thompson, Wallace-Thompson Gardens (online SU4GD Student)

Brilliant SketchUp foundation course hosted by SketchUp for Garden Design at London Stone, North London. An informative and thoroughly enjoyable day. Can’t wait to create some concepts for future clients.

Shaun Oliver, R&S Contract Services

The SU training day with John made the whole process of designing within SketchUp seem clear and fairly easy. I’ve already started using SU with current projects. I came away with a template/guide which I could then use with every project should I forget some of the stages we learned.

Jo Baker, Jo Baker Garden Design

I thoroughly enjoyed the day’s course run by SketchUp for Garden Design last week. John has created a brilliant programme for designers to learn SketchUp to illustrate both plan and 3D versions of their designs.

Rebecca Edmonds, Rebecca Morgan Garden Design

Over the years I have been to many IT training days some have been disappointing and others too ambitious.  I thought that your approach of taking us through the key commands and methods and then building a simple garden in the afternoon was absolutely right.

Jeremy Allen, Jeremy Allen Garden Design

I found the session very informative and well-paced. John has a great relaxed approach to teaching. I felt like he got it just right — I didn’t feel overwhelmed, but at the same time, I feel like I learned a great deal throughout the day. 

Jo Murray, Jo Murray Garden Design, Teddington

Find Out More

If you’re interested in our courses and finding out more about the SketchUp training courses we offer, please do get in touch.