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COVID-19 update: Our day courses will start again in May 2021 per our timetable. Your safety is our top priority and a full risk assessment is available on our website, or you can email us to receive a copy. We have also made various adaptations to our schoolroom which is now set up to maximise social distancing and keep everyone as safe as possible.

Timetable 2020
"I wanted to say a huge thank you for the wonderfully inspiring 10 week Garden Design course last autumn."
Briony D

"I was looking for a career change after moving areas two years ago and from my first visit to the school I was impressed by the enthusiasm and professional approach of all involved. The course involves a balance of theory and teaching, with guest lecturers adding to Caroline’s core instruction, and practical work. Feedback from ‘real’ clients has been invaluable."
Dena W
"Thank you for a totally inspiring day. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and want to begin working on my survey, planting plans and mood board straight away. There is a whole lot to learn but instead of being overwhelmed I am very excited knowing that I can take my creativity and put it into a more structured plan to help move forward."
Anita C
"I attended your garden design day course last week and I just wanted to thank you for such an enjoyable and informative day. We both loved it and felt your amazing enthusiasm was deliciously contagious. Loads of ideas now buzzing around."
Rosalie A
"I just wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed the last 10 weeks and how much I've learned from you and from the others on the course. I will miss Wednesdays at the gardening school but I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again at Malvern - and to turning my design into a reality in my own garden! And hopefully to steering my career in a totally different direction as a garden designer."
Carole N
“A belated but heartfelt thank you of the super day I spent at the school a few Saturdays ago! It was a real inspiration, and I am just itching to put ideas into practice and to learn more!”
Elaine M
"Thank you so much for the very informative and interesting course I attended last Saturday, also for the delicious lunch. I’ve certainly come home with plenty of ideas – now I just need the time, energy and vision to put them into practice!"
Geraldine G
"Sending our sincere thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable day at the Garden Design group last Saturday. You honestly made the day so interesting and I was actually amazed how much material I seemed to retain! Believe me Caroline, this is very unusual for me..... :-)"
Maggie N
"I wanted to gain some underpinning knowledge about gardening. Coming to an Open Morning convinced me that the Cotswold Gardening School was a great place to learn. I chose to do the Professional Horticulture course and this became the highlight of my week, every week, for 10 weeks! The School is an inspiring place with great facilities."
Diana M
"Very many thanks for a splendid day on Saturday. The day course was just what I was looking for and I learnt a lot – happy coincidence that we both share clay soil and so it was enlightening to discover new plants which would survive it and to be reassured that some of my choices were also yours. I appreciate the amount you packed into a day’s teaching especially on such a warm day."
Jean M
"Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the class today I feel very inspired with that fizzy beginning of autumn term feeling.Thank you also for all the precautions it felt a very safe learning environment."

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Terms and Conditions for the Purchase of Online Courses

These Terms & Conditions are in addition to the General Terms & Conditions and Disclaimer

on the Website and apply to the sale of any Online Course. Please read these terms and

conditions carefully before purchasing an Online Course and print off a copy for your

records. These terms and conditions are a contract between you (the individual

purchasing the Online Course) and Cotswold Gardening School Ltd.

All online courses are provided by Cotwold Gardening School Ltd. under the brand name

“The Cotswold Gardening School”, Gossington Hall, Gossington, Gloucestershire, GL2


You may contact us on and/or +44 1453 899018.

1. Purchasing an Online Course

1.1. Online Courses are available to purchase directly via the website or you

can contact us via email or telephone.

1.2. The person making the booking must be at least 18 years old and by

paying for the course accepts the terms and conditions. The Cotswold

Gardening School states that by paying for a booking you have read the terms

and conditions. You are also responsible for the accuracy of your personal


1.3. You must make full payment at the time of booking. The Cotswold

Gardening School does not accept deposit or partial payments or instalment


1.4. For bookings via the website payment is completed via PayPal or by

stating a valid gift voucher number.

1.5. Bank transfer payments will need to be arranged with us directly by email

or over the telephone.

1.6. Once The Cotswold Gardening School has received your payment for

the course we will email you all the details to allow you to access the course.

This will include links to all Course Materials and login details to join the closed

Facebook group. If you do not receive an email - please allow up to 5 working

days for funds to clear – then contact us by email or telephone.

2. Cancellation, refunds and transferral

2.1. All sales are final for Online Courses and no refunds are issued once a

sale is completed.

2.2. Any Online Course provided by us under these terms and conditions is

personal to you and cannot be transferred or assigned to any other person.

3. Fees

3.1. The Course Fees shall be as set out on the Website or as told to you over

the telephone at the time you placed an order for them. All prices that are

advertised on our website are correct at the time of booking. However, The

Cotswold Gardening School reserves the right and discretion to change our

prices at any time and/or to amend any of the information contained in the

Online Course description. We also reserve the right to withdraw at any time

Online Courses advertised for sale on the Website and/or in any Brochure.

Please check our website for up-to-date prices and special offers before you


3.2. All amounts are payable in Pounds Sterling. The prices quoted are

inclusive of VAT. Any currency conversion costs or other charges incurred in

making a payment shall be borne by you, and shall not be deductible from the

amounts due to The Cotswold Gardening School.

3.3. Any drawing equipment and/or software used for any exercises or

projects instructed is not included in the purchasing price of the Online Course.

Please refer to the website for a list of recommended equipment and

accompanying video explaining the equipment needs in further detail.

3.4. We regret that we cannot invoice for Fees.

4. Ownership and intellectual property rights

4.1. All Online Course Materials, whether on The Cotswold Gardening School

website or on one of the online platforms used to share course content

(including but not limited to Dropbox, Vimeo, Facebook, Pinterest and

Instagram), are owned by The Cotswold Gardening School.

4.2. All intellectual property rights in all materials available from The Cotswold

Gardening School, including the design, graphics and text of all handbooks and

project files and the audio of all webinars and video presentations, are owned

by The Cotswold Gardening School.

4.3. When you are given access to the Online Course Materials in

consideration of the Fees paid by you, we grant you a non-exclusive, nontransferable licence to access the Online Course and use the Course Materials

content for the sole purpose of studying for the Online Course. The licence

granted is to use the Online Study Materials by an individual student only.

4.4. As part of the purchased Online Course you will be given access to a

closed Facebook group for a set number of weeks as defined on the Website

(course specific). This limited period of access will commence upon registration

for the Facebook group and needs to be taken up within a year of purchasing

the Online Course.

4.5. No Cotswold Gardening School content may be copied, reproduced,

uploaded, posted, displayed or linked to in any way, in whole or in part, without

prior written permission granted by The Cotswold Gardening School. Any such

use is strictly prohibited and will constitute an infringement of The Cotswold

Gardening School’s intellectual property rights.

5. Data protection

5.1. The nature of the Services provided by us means that we will obtain, use

and disclose (together "Use") certain information about you ("Data"). This

statement sets out the principles governing our Use of Data. By purchasing the

Online Course you agree to this Use.

5.2. When you register with us you will need to provide certain Data such as

your name and contact details. We will store this Data and use it to contact

you, provide you with details of the Online Course you have purchased and

otherwise as required during the normal provision of the course.

5.3. We may also use the above Data, to aggregate user profiles and, unless

you click on the relevant button on the Booking Form, provide you with

communications. We will not pass any personal data onto anyone outside of

The Cotswold Gardening School.

5.4. Our products may link to third party websites and we are not responsible

for their data policies or procedures or their content.

5.5. The Cotswold Gardening School endeavours to take all reasonable steps

to protect your personal Data including the use of encryption technology, but

cannot guarantee the security of any Data you disclose. You accept the

inherent security implications of being and transacting on-line over the internet

and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security.

5.6. If you wish to change or update the data we hold about you, please email or contact us on +44 1453 899018.

6. The Cotswold Gardening School Online Courses Commitment

6.1.  A description of the Online Courses together with the dates on which the

Online Courses will begin (if applicable) are available on our Website. We will

provide the Online Courses with reasonable care and skill in accordance with

the description set out on the Website.

6.2.  The Cotswold Gardening School has a commitment to help you get the

most from your Online Course. Our tutors are here to help you by giving you

constructive feedback and advice via the closed Facebook group which you

have access to for a set number of weeks as specified on the Website.

6.3. The Cotswold Gardening School office team will be happy to help you

with any booking related queries.

6.4. The Cotswold Gardening School operates an equal opportunities policy.

7. Technical support and access

7.1. If you are unable to access an Online Course, The Cotswold Gardening

School will use reasonable endeavours to provide a solution where The

Cotswold Gardening School has direct control over the system, software or

settings involved. If the issue lies with your hardware, systems, software or settings

thereof, The Cotswold Gardening School may, in its discretion, provide

assistance to you to help you resolve the issue but we cannot guarantee that

any assistance provided will resolve your issue.

7.2. The Cotswold Gardening School will use reasonable endeavours to make

the Online Course available but cannot guarantee uninterrupted, timely or error

free availability or that defects will be corrected. The Cotswold Gardening

School reserves the right to suspend access to the Website for the purpose of

scheduled or emergency maintenance, repairs or upgrades to improve the

performance or functionality of the Website.

7.3. You accept and acknowledge that periods of downtime may be

required in respect of the information technology infrastructure connected to

the Website and that technical assistance may not be available during such

periods of downtime. Further you accept that you will not have a claim for

breach of contract or otherwise in respect of such period of unavailability.

7.4. You also accept and acknowledge that The Cotswold Gardening School

cannot be held responsible for any delay or disruptions to your access to the

Online Course as a result of such suspension or any of the following:

(a) the operation of the internet and the world wide web, including but not

limited to viruses;

(b) any firewall restrictions that have been placed on your network or the

computer you are using to access the Online Course;

(c) failures of telecommunications links and equipment;

(d) updated browser issues; or

(e) periods of downtime on any of the external online platforms used to make

Online Course content available to you, including but not limited to Facebook,

Dropbox, Vimeo, Instagram and Pinterest.

8. Disclaimer and liability

8.1. The Online Courses are for training purposes only. The Cotswold

Gardening School will not accept any responsibility to any party for the use of

the Online Course or Course Materials for any purpose other than training for

educational purposes, including but not limited to, the giving of advice by you

to any third party.

8.2. We expect you to confirm that the Online Course you are purchasing will

meet your needs. We do not make any guarantee to you that you will obtain a

particular result, professional qualification or employment opportunity from your

purchase and completion of any of our Online Courses.

8.3. No part of the Online Course shall be deemed to be, nor is it intended to

be, nor should it be taken to be, the provision of investment advice.

8.4. All course content and feedback is provided in English. The Cotswold

Gardening School expects students to be sufficiently proficient in English in order

to complete the Online Course and cannot provide any language support nor

do we accept any liability for any losses, costs or expenses incurred by or on

behalf of a candidate in connection with a candidate’s insufficient language


8.5. Although The Cotswold Gardening School aims to provide the Online

Courses to the highest standards of the industry, neither it, nor its trainers accept

any liability for (i) any inaccuracy or misleading information provided in the

programmes or Course Materials and any reliance by Client on any such

information, (ii) any loss or corruption of data, (iii) any loss of profit, revenue or

goodwill, or (iv) any indirect, special or consequential loss arising from any

breach of the terms of this Agreement.

8.6. The Cotswold Gardening School shall not be liable to you for any breach

of its obligations or termination under these terms and conditions arising from

causes beyond its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, fires, floods,

earthquakes, volcanoes and other Acts of God, terrorism, strikes, delay caused

by transport disputes, failure to provide a course caused by a death in the

trainer’s family, illness of the trainer, Government edict or regulation.

8.7. The Cotswold Gardening School is not responsible to you for any data

that you lose either (a) as a result of accessing the Online Course or the Online

Study Materials; or (b) during completion of any Online Course via the Website.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you regularly save and back up (i) all data

which you hold on the computer from which you are accessing the Online

Course and the Online Study Materials; and (ii) all data that you are inputting

when completing the Online Course (where applicable).

8.8. You may incur charges to your internet service provider while you are

accessing and/or downloading the Course Materials. Charges may also be

payable to third parties for use of the software necessary to access and/or

download the Course Materials. You are responsible for paying any such


9. Complaints

If at any time, you are unhappy with the Online Courses service then please

contact us immediately at and we will

endeavour to respond as quickly as possible but no more than 30 days following

the receipt of your complaint.

10. Changes to Terms and Conditions

The Cotswold Gardening School reserves the right to change any of these

conditions at any time deemed necessary to reflect current market and economic


These terms and conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of and in

connection with them or their subject matter (including no contractual disputes or

claims) shall be governed by and shall be construed in accordance with English

Law and the Courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any

claim arising out of it.