The Foundations of Landscaping

Our drive for nurturing young talent and supporting those already in the landscaping industry was one of the fundamental reasons The Landscape Academy was created. There was a lack of essential and accessible training within the landscaping industry which impeded progression within this vibrant and diverse sector. The Landscape Academy’s aim is to revolutionise the landscaping industry by helping create a solid foundation from which the industry can grow, develop and landscape the future for the better.

All our team are extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their individual disciplines and teach with a passion and desire to pass on their expertise to help others learn. We offer a number of courses covering all aspects of landscaping and cater for all levels and abilities, whether you are starting out in the industry or more experienced and wish to improve skills or learn a new one. Our courses are a combination of classroom based and practical experience designed to give you the skill set to develop your individual requirements.

We deliver a number of courses based on industry recommendations on a range of subjects, including our bespoke training programmes specifically tailored to your own requirements relevant to you or your company’s needs. Our training facility can also be hired as a conference venue for meetings, product launches and the like.

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Mark Youde

Director/Landscape Trainer

Mark is passionate and enthusiastic about the landscaping industry and the driving force behind the creation of The Landscape Academy. He has a desire to help nurture and develop talent to build and grow a professional approach throughout all landscaping disciplines. Mark’s involvement as an key contributor in the APL Apprenticeship and WSUK competition, along with his excitement for landscaping and expertise within the industry, have seen him become one of the most regarded individuals within the landscaping sector.

Phil Tremayne

Phil Tremayne

APL Manager/Consultant

Over a career that has spanned 35 years Phil has worked in almost every area of horticulture, and has managed The Association of Professional Landscapers for the last 6 years. Under Phil’s stewardship, he has helped build what is considered to be the most vibrant and cohesive landscape community in the industry. With a love for the industry, he is proud to be taking the APL forward as a leading organisation to inspire the next generation of landscapers.

Paul Gough from Landscape Academy

Paul Gough

Landscape Trainer

Paul Gough has over 40 years of experience in the construction landscape industry, beginning his career in civils and groundworks. Paul is one of landscapes market leaders in constructing prestigious natural stone and porcelain paving projects, delivering each scheme with exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail, something which we hope all our delegates at the Academy will aspire to. As a member of several industry associations, he is well known by his peers for his outstanding distinctive landscape schemes and passion for the industry and is a font of knowledge and inspiration for our learners.

Gareth Wilson from Landscape Academy

Gareth Wilson

Landscape Trainer

Gareth has been working in the landscape industry since 1989, constructing high-end landscape projects throughout England, and is a member of several industry associations. Gareth’s wealth of knowledge and experience has seen him win nearly 30 RHS Show Garden Awards including, among others, 7 Gold and 7 Best in Show Awards. His skill and natural talent for both hard and soft landscaping provides our delegates with a solid foundation from which to grow and develop their own professional abilities and gain a solid understanding of industry requirements.