Nottingham Trent University

After graduating with a first class honours degree in Environment Design and Management in 2010, Yvette has returned to the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences at Brackenhurst to share her industry knowledge with new students embarking on a career in horticulture. She is Module Leader for the Garden Design and Applied Design modules on the FdSc Horticulture programme, and also for International Landscape Strategies (focusing on elements of design psychology) on the BSc(Hons) Horticulture course.

Yvette also leads a short course at Brackenhurst entitled ‘Garden Design for Beginners’, and new for January 2020 ‘Planting Design for Beginners’. These courses run over 10 2-hour evening classes covering a range of basic principles and practical skills to help you rejuvenate your own outdoor space. For more details visit

British Academy of Garden Design

Yvette is also a tutor for the British Academy of Garden Design who offer online distance learning and blended classroom learning courses for garden design at certificate, diploma and postgraduate diploma levels.