A Yorkshire-based garden designer is launching a new school specifically to train designers for northern landscapes.

Alistair Baldwin established Richmond-based landscape and architectural design consultancy, AWB Associates, over 15 years ago.

His Yorkshire School of Garden Design opens its doors in August with a range of short courses throughout the year – designed for garden design enthusiasts and those wanting to learn more about all aspects of the art, from landscaping to planting.

Alistair Baldwin

Its professional Diploma in Garden Design delivered over an academic year, begins in September.

The school will be based at Harewood House, near Leeds, which has over 100 acres of parkland designed by eminent 18th century landscape architect Sir Lancelot Capability Brown.

Baldwin said: “The Yorkshire School of Garden Design was born out of my passion for this great art, combined with a deep-seated belief that the north of England is crying out for

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