London College of Garden Design celebrates graduation with donations to NHS Forest

We chose to support the NHS Forest three years ago as they have a proven track record in planting thousands of trees on NHS land

On Wednesday July 7, 2021, the London College of Garden Design (LCGD) celebrated its 2020 and 2021 graduation ceremonies by donating 100 trees to the NHS Forest.

Due to covid, this year’s graduation awarded students with the Garden Design Diploma and Plantation Design Diploma who completed their courses in 2020 and 2021. This year’s guest judges were designers Andy Sturgeon and Carolyn Willitts. Certificates were also awarded to students who successfully completed the Certificate in Construction Design program.

Three years ago, the College committed to planting a tree for every student who graduates from one of LCGD’s degree courses. The donation is made to the NHS Forest which aims to improve the health and well-being of patients, staff and communities by increasing access to green spaces on or near NHS land.

Director Andrew Fisher Tomlin said: ‘We chose to support the NHS Forest three years ago because they have a proven track record of planting thousands of trees on NHS land, allowing more people to access to green spaces during their stay in the hospital and to connect with nature. It seems appropriate that after the last 18 months we continue to support this great initiative.

The College is committed to supporting many projects that promote the health benefits of a well-designed landscape. These include the renewal of sponsorship at this year’s Belvoir Castle Flower and Garden Festival and recent donations via online courses to Veterans’ Growth, Thrive and Perennial charities totaling over £ 10,000.

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About London College of Garden Design

The London College of Garden Design is one of the leading specialist design colleges in Europe and offers professional-level courses at both houses of the College, the famous Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, Australia .

For more information please contact:
Andrew Fisher Tomlin on 07957 855457 or by email at [email protected]

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