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Garden Designing


Anam Clark


Residential Design

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Course Description

The objective of the course is to generate a body of knowledge of the basic criteria necessary for the design of landscapes including usability, function, measures, proportions, design concepts and moods related to everyday life, studies durability, material selection involving function, as well as aesthetic values. The course aims to: Introduce students to the basic elements of Garden design, its principles, visual aspects with their perception, design vocabulary and their application in interior design. It also familiarizes the students to the implementation of fundamental concepts and elements of Interior Design. - Providing the student with the main knowledge and the purposes, principles, elements, steps for practicing interior landscaping in Interior Design. Thus, equipping the students with the basic knowledge, skill and competence to Garden design.


Topic 1

• Definition &purpose of landscape (garden design) in interior design

• Floor plans  

• Introduction to Scales 1:50 and 1:20

• Relation between garden design and Interior Design

• Phases of design

• Site survey

Topic 2

• Design consultation & project brief

• Principles of interior design 

• Furniture layout comparisons & nursery room configurations 

• Ergonomics of children's room design

• Activity: Play room furniture layout plan and mood board

Topic 3

• Moodboards and Plans

• The 10 Elements of Garden design

• Principles of Garden design

• Garden design consultation

Topic 4

• Landscape components

• Hardscape

• Softscape

• Garden lighting

• Floor patterns 

Topic 5

• Coloring guidelines and techniques

• Types of plants

• Plant Drawing techniques

• Different types of gardens: (small gardens, patio design, atrium, courtyard, ……)

• Materials and colour

Topic 6

• End of Course Test – Answers

• Student Project Presentations & Tutor Feedback

• Site visit and practical activity


No prior entry requirements needed.


Scale ruler, tracing paper, graph paper, double sided tape, metal ruler, Stanley knife, scissors, glue, A4 white paper, A2 foam board.

Internship & Work Opportunities

The Designers’ Studio runs an active Internship Programme whereby we collaborate with several interior design companies and showrooms such as Pottery Barn, Ethan Allen, Crate and Barrel to name a few. The end goal of our training is to secure work in the industry for our graduates and we actively facilitate this. Work shadowing is organised for top students during holiday breaks. Great care is taken to match the student's aspirations and abilities with a suitable practice. 


  • In Studio- 2100 AED
  • Pre-recorded- not available

Term 3 Dates

The Term 3 dates are listed below:

• March 16th- April 6th (every Tuesday)- In Studio 9AM-1PM

Our Main Teachers

Anam Clarke, founder of The Designers’ Studio, has in excess of 10 years of interior design experience, 9 of those in the Middle East including running her own practice. Born and raised in London, her grandfather and mother were both architects and designers. Her passion for art, architecture and design was rooted in her from the very start. She developed her passion and studied Architectural Interior Design at the prestigious Inchbald School of Design in Chelsea. She worked with the royals at David Linley Interiors during her career in London and moved to Dubai 9 years ago. Her portfolio includes Residential, Commercial, Hospitality and Food and Beverage projects all over the world. She has won awards for her design work and has been featured in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Inside out, Grazia, Better Homes, Gulf News to name but a few. She speaks annually at the Index exhibition in the UAE and writes a column for ‘Emirates Home’ regularly. Anam is extremely passionate about design, sharing her open minded, out of the box approach to design with her students. Anam is particularly well-versed in programmes such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUp and V-Ray and she looks forward to sharing her tricks of the trade with her students.

Price : 2100 AED

Max Availability : 12

Difficulty : Beginner

Location : The Designers' Studio