Healing Garden Design Diploma

Creating a sanctuary of peace, beauty and fragrance

12 Lessons

This course is designed with specific emphasis on creating a garden which is a healing environment. Spiritual gardening teaches you how to work with nature’s own rhythms and understand how to maintain the delicate balance of the earth’s ecosystem. With the growth in complementary therapy practices, spiritual centres and retreats including hospital gardens, there is a growing need for people who can offer this approach to garden design. Healing garden design expands and complements traditional courses in garden design. It focuses on developing your intuitive and creative powers as well as giving you the opportunity to design the layout and planting of different types of healing gardens.

No previous knowledge of horticulture or design is required for this course, only an interest in gardening and a desire to create a healing sanctuary in the garden. You will be taught the principles and key elements required to make different types of healing gardens. Practicing landscape artists and designers would also find this course useful if they are looking to expand their skills and knowledge into this growing field of garden design.

• Connecting with nature’s colours, cycles and rhythms.
• Wild gardens vs. landscaped gardens
• White gardens - Creating a moonlight garden
• Healing gardens using the therapeutic qualities of colour
• The healing sound of plants - The sensory garden
• The organic garden with herbs and healing plants
• The fragrant garden- The secret garden children’s gardens
• Healing roses - Creating an old rose garden
• Water and lighting - Healing fountains
• Growing vegetables - Companion planting, moon planting
• Feng Shui, garden design, garden rooms, patios
• Healing shapes, balancing Yin and Yang
• Elements of Japanese design, grouping & setting


During the course students will be asked to submit several different garden designs and you will need to obtain 70% or more in a Final project. One year membership to HDI is included and free listing on our website practitioner list.

Diploma awarded by the Holistic Design Institute. Diploma graduates can use the initials Dip.HDI. ( Healing Garden Design) after their name.


It has been wonderful to have time to put into my studies and I have truly enjoyed every moment of it so far.Design and healing work really is a passion for me and I look forward to combining the two and working with others to help transform their homes and gardens. I am so thankful to this course and Suzy for devising it. Many thanks for sharing this wisdom and knowledge and spreading these wonderful gifts far and wide.

I have enjoyed your healing garden design course very much indeed. I have been painting most of my life now and have loved gardening and being nature, so your course has been perfect and so has led me to want to be more professional in these areas.

I am finding the course really interesting, and it brings together all the many areas of my interests, knitting them together wonderfully, plus adding a lot of new material. Well done for putting this together.

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