MyGardenSchool Ltd is the world’s first virtual gardening school. It’s a unique global online horticultural classroom where you can study online gardening courses wherever you live in the world. This virtual gardening school is driven on two fronts:
i) A surge in demand for more high quality online training in gardening, prompted by the digital revolution.
ii) The need to re-energise revenue streams for published gardening authors due to falling book sales.
Whether you want to grow organic veg, create enviable flower borders, nurture that perfect lawn, or simply give a good home to an egg laying chicken – we offer a high quality range of gardening courses taught by some of the world’s top tutors. We also believe that gardens are fun. And a close relative of art. Gardening doesn’t deserve the crusty reputation it developed a few years ago. It’s a well kept secret – gardening is cool!
MyGardenSchool Ltd was founded in 2009 and is privately owned by Elspeth Briscoe and Duncan Heather.
Managing Director, Elspeth Briscoe
Oxfordshire Garden Designer, Internet entrepreneur
Elspeth spent 15 years working in strategy and marketing developing some of the world’s most successful internet companies. She was one of the first 30 people at eBay.co.uk and loved the innovation side of building a groundbreaking internet company. Before becoming involved with the Internet, Briscoe spent several years as a hobbiest photographer and artist – doing a pre-foundation at St Martin’s Art college. She is also a qualified landscape designer PGDip OCGD (distinction), member of Garden Media Guild (GMG), a winner of International Garden Photographer of the Year, and enthusiastic blogger! See www.elspeth.tumblr.com & Google for further information.
Associate Director, Duncan Heather
Duncan Heather set up practice as a garden designer in 1987 and is the director of the prestigious Oxford College of Garden Design which offers a post-graduate diploma in residential landscape architecture now widely recognised as one of the best garden design courses in the world. Duncan has recently also launched a One Year Online Interactive Diploma Course for Garden Designers (www.garden-design-courses.co.uk).
In a career now spanning over 20 years, Duncan has won five gold medals, one silver, one bronze and three awards for innovative design.