International School of Design, Department of Landscape Design

Address in Moscow: Moscow, st. Shabolovka, 31G, 4th entrance, 5th floor.


+7 (495) 988-85-08


+7 (495) 988-85-07

MShD work schedule:
10:00 - 19:00 (Monday - Friday)
10.00 - 17.00 (Saturday)

Landscape design training at the International School of Design (St. Petersburg)

The International School of Design offers a unique opportunity to get a modern professional education in the field of landscape design.
Forms of preparation: full-time, distance learning.

Summer Intensive Landscape Design "Private Garden"

June 1 to July 31, 2020

An intensive two-month course will give you basic skills in garden landscaping. You will get acquainted with the basics of landscape design on the example of your own site, get a good idea of ​​the relationship between the natural landscape, the architecture of objects and the planning structure of the projected site, and understand the features of landscape design.

Upon completion of the course, you will defend a conceptual project of your suburban area, created using the latest trends in the world of garden art. Upon completion of training, a certificate of the International School of Design is issued.

Course curator - designer / architect, teacher of IDS-Petersburg Elizaveta Lambert.
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Your garden project. Landscaping. Basic course

Classes start: April 2, 2020

You will get acquainted with the basics of the profession of a landscape designer, with the theory of color and space zoning, the basics of dendrology, floriculture and soil science. Learn about modern trends in landscape design.

Master the stages of landscape design, find your own style and develop your own real sketch project.

As a result of the training, you will be able to independently and competently carry out a draft design, taking into account the real conditions of a particular site: soil composition, water regime, surrounding landscape, house style and the wishes of the customer.

At the end of the course, you will complete a draft design of your own site, including: situational plan, zoning, sketch, master plan with an assortment list attached.
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About school

The International School of Design has been operating in Moscow since 1995, in St. Petersburg since 2002. Today, the International School of Design is a successful, modern and dynamically developing educational institution that makes it possible to obtain relevant knowledge at a professional level in a convenient format for the student.

The school offers a unique opportunity to get a modern professional education in the field of design in six areas:

- Landscaping
- Interior Design
- Interior decoration
- Costume design and accessories
- Graphic design
- WEB-design
- Event design

The staff of teachers at the International School of Design was formed from practicing designers with a wealth of experience in successfully completed projects and who are prominent representatives of the modern design community. School teachers have a high level of theoretical training and extensive practical experience in the field of design. To help students, the School offers methodological support appropriate for each program: textbooks, special literature, methodological manuals on CD

The training ends with the defense of the diploma project. At the defense, the graduate demonstrates the acquired skills in design activities and receives a review from leading architects and designers. The graduation project can be used as a job portfolio. On the basis of successful defense, the graduate is awarded a diploma from the International School of Design, which gives the right to conduct project activities as an interior designer, landscape designer, graphic designer, costume designer and accessories.

Most of the graduates after graduating from the School work in their specialty, their projects are highly appreciated at Russian and international competitions, and are also published in leading professional and glossy publications

In 2010, the London school of design WK School became a partner of the School. On-line courses, organized by creative director Elena Lazareva, allowed students of the International School of Design to learn from leading British teachers and successful practicing designers such as Anthony Gibbon, Lindal Ferney, Tina Eramery, Sue McGregor, Matteo Bianchi.

Maria Vakhrusheva

(garden care specialist with 10 years of practical experience)

Has a higher education from IzhGSKhA, specializing in landscape gardening and landscape construction. And also a diploma with honors from a technical school in the specialty "Garden and park construction and landscape design".

Practical experience of about 10 years. She has gone from a florist in a nursery to a master designer in a landscape company. Working with plants is Mary's true calling. Hobby and work at the same time. The specialist is trained annually in the field of landscape construction, monitors garden innovations. He is currently the head of the garden maintenance department at a landscape company and an expert in the landscape online school.

A beginner's guide to landscape designers

Do you have your own countryside plot that you want to turn into a dream garden? No matter how interesting your ideas are, it is difficult to do without the help of a professional gardener and landscape designer. But if you decide to try your hand at this difficult, but interesting business, books from the MShD library will become your indispensable helpers. We have everything for the training of landscape designers!

The Bible of Garden Design. Tim Newbury. M .: "Kladez-Books", 2005. Tim Newbury - winner of four gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Exhibition for achievements in the field of garden design. In this wonderful, beautifully published book, the author offers readers 40 garden layouts "for all occasions" - from a tiny balcony garden to a large country park. Young families with children, business people, and those who love to do gardening, take care of plants and have enough free time for this will find a suitable option for themselves. Each project is detailed and illustrated with a master plan and planting diagrams with a wide range of readily available plants. Here are just a few of the names of the gardens in question: "For the family", "Regular garden", "Garden of aromas", "Roof garden", "Beautiful balcony", "For a beginner", "On the slope", "Garden for kitchen ", etc.
A few tips from Tim Newbury:
• a well-planted large shrub is sometimes the only thing that is needed to create a secluded place with a corner bench or chairs
• a shallow body of water, filled to the brim with water, can become an unusual safe mirror in which the sky is reflected, decorative elements of the garden, trees illuminated at night
• use the wind to make the garden more interesting, for this "wind" bells are suitable shrubs with contrasting colors of the top and bottom of the leaves bamboo and tall grasses that rustle and sway in the wind.

Design. Garden arrangement. M .: "Kladez-Books", 2006. A practical guide of the Royal Society of Gardeners (Great Britain). The fundamental nature of the publication is combined with the availability of presentation (more than 500 illustrations), which makes it interesting for both professionals and beginners. The book consists of two parts: garden design (layout) and its arrangement. There is no question of planting plants here. In the first part, the basic principles of garden design are illustrated with examples of successful garden plans located in different climatic zones, landscape and soil conditions. You will learn where to start and where to start, learn how to define the geofoil, analyze the landscape, work with scale and proportions. An important point to which special attention is paid is the creation of a functional plan. The purpose of the garden can be either general (family, natural, roof garden) or zonal (a place for games, recreation, a vegetable garden, a rock garden). The second part of the book is devoted to the independent construction of the structural elements of the garden. These include: paths, decks, gates, walls, fences, flower beds, props, furniture, ponds, lighting, sports facilities, etc.
A few tips from the authors of the book:
• in garden design, do not get too carried away with avant-garde trends, since today's fashion trends in 5-10 years will no longer be so
• unity - the main connecting thread in the garden, uniting into one whole architecture, living and non-living elements of garden design, plants, etc. You must strive for it from the very beginning
• a combination of round pebbles and flat stones of various shapes can make any path unusual.

Paths, steps and patios in your garden. Alan and Jill Bridgewater. M .: "Art-Rodnik", 2004. A step-by-step practical guide of the album type with the attachment of 16 simple projects. The authors of the book are experienced gardeners, experts in the field of design and construction "Do it yourself". The first part is a description of general principles: design and planning of paving, techniques for working with wood, stone, brick, features of building materials, the necessary tools. The second part is a detailed description of specific and sophisticated projects: patio (paved with stone or with flooring of wooden tiles), brick zigzag walkway, forest steps, bridges, art deco steps, patterned cobblestone walkway and much more. The projects are presented so professionally, clearly and beautifully that immediately after reading the book there is a desire to bring them to life.
Some tips from Alan and Jill Bridwater:
• multi-colored stone chips are unpleasant for the paws of animals, so it can serve as an excellent protection for the garden and herbs from pets
• A patio is a practical and pleasant element that can transform the garden. Children play here with pleasure, this is a good playground for garden furniture, pots with flowers look great on it. The choice of designs and materials for the patio is almost limitless.
• A stunning effect of uniqueness can be created using a combination of various materials in the garden (stone, brick, wood, cobblestone, mosaic, etc.).

Stone structures in your garden. Alan and Jill Bridgewater. M .: "Art-Rodnik", 2004. A book by the same authors, published in the same series with the previous one. The structure (technique and projects) and even the number of proposed projects is repeated (16). According to the authors, stone construction is an amazing and developing activity. The shapes are large and embossed, the technique is fascinating and exciting, and the results are majestic and durable. This book will teach you how to use stone and concrete to create not only traditional paths and walls, but also mosaics, flower beds, a rock garden, a sundial and even a bench with a seat made of daisies!
A few tips from the authors:
• walls lined with dry masonry blend well with the landscape and require a minimum of care, and the structure turns out to be beautiful, durable, withstand the elements
• The simplest way to make your garden look more dynamic is to build a rock garden that looks like a natural rock outcropping. Boulders create the impression of powerful natural processes taking place in your garden
• The art of working with a stone is to use it, as far as possible, in the form in which it was found.

Brick structures in your garden. Alan and Jill Bridgewater. M .: "Art-Rodnik", 2004.
This book goes into detail about brick garden structures. Drawings and photographs show the sequence of work at all stages - from design to the final result. According to the authors, brickwork does not require complex tools or special knowledge: you can create functional and beautiful things with your own hands. For example, a brick barbecue, a decorative wall, a drain, a pond, a pole with a bird bath. And, of course, more familiar structures: curbs, paths, steps, patios, flower beds. It should be noted that all projects of Alan and Jill Bridwater differ in their design approach and even ordinary paths look like works of art.
A few tips from the authors:
• if you like to watch birds splashing in the water for hours, build a pole in a classic style, topped with a ready-made bathing suit. It is important that the pillar is visible from the house
• bricks are an excellent material for treads: they can be placed on pokes or spoons, recessed up or down, creating spectacular combinations
• a brick barbecue can be not only functional, but also an attractive piece of the garden: during the period of inactivity, its shelves are suitable for placing potted plants on them.

Patio. David Stevens. M .: "Art-Rodnik", 2007. If your apartment or house has a patio, you're in luck! Small gardens can be transformed into wonderful open-air rooms. This is a monofunctional space that contains both live plants and a place for relaxation, family meals and entertainment. The main thing is to plan everything correctly and emphasize the attention-grabbing "focal" points. The author has been arranging courtyards for 30 years. In his book, he reveals professional secrets, basic principles and rules of landscape design, talks about existing styles (formal, collage, free, asymmetric, etc.). The book contains gorgeous illustrations describing all stages of work: from measurement and planning to implementation.
A few tips from David Stevens:
• even a tiny space can be spacious: the secret is to mask its boundaries. You can use optical techniques for this - murals on the walls, painted doors, windows with a view, a mirror for outdoor design, a half-open door on the wall.
• Good design is always simple: the smaller the garden, the simpler the furnishing project should be. The best gardens are never pretentious, they are always comfortable and full of life.
• in modern garden design the style has become a "hot commodity", but the best garden compositions were not created in any particular style, but as if they themselves grew up around their creators.

Garden design. John Brooks. M.: BMM JSC, 2003. World bestseller in the field of garden design. The most impressive book in terms of volume in our review. It is intended for future professionals, but it can also be interesting for amateurs. In the tradition of Western design publications, it is distinguished by a fundamental approach, clear structure, colorful, visual and inspiring presentation. The author drew on his hands-on experience and lectures at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens. John Brooks has set himself the goal of bringing together the approaches of the ever-arguing gardeners and designers in the book. The book contains many practical design observations and conclusions, gives a complete set of knowledge and techniques necessary for the professional development of a project and the creation of landscape design. Content: the garden and its location, a brief history of the garden, climatic variations, technology and theory of drawing up a garden plan, stylization and design of the garden, landscaping. In the chapter “Planning step by step”, all the elements come together using the example of a pilot garden.
A few tips from John Brooks:
• in urban areas, the geometry of boundaries and buildings should be reflected in garden design in rural areas, focus on the shapes of the natural landscape, for example, a smoothly rounded landscape requires soft shapes inside the garden
• use color to complement the project, not to complete it: it is important to focus on the color palette of the house, the type of paving, pots, light intensity (the stronger the light, the more distinct the colors), the landscape, the size of the garden
• fan maple, dog rose, maiden grapes, mountain ash, nissa are suitable for the autumn effect in your garden.

Everything about garden planning. Tim Newbury. M .: "Kladez-Buks", 2003. Recommendations for the selection of plants for the garden (the climatic conditions of Great Britain are taken into account, approximately corresponding to the conditions of the Russian Black Earth Region). The book presents a large number of different (for every taste, wealth and size of the site) garden planning solutions. The text is accompanied by color drawings and sketches (on offset paper), detailed descriptions of popular garden plants and recommendations for their cultivation. Using this book, you can easily do without the services of a professional landscape designer. The first part "Planning a garden" contains chapters that describe the style of planning, the purpose of various types of garden. Each style is offered in several variations (for standard, triangular, wide and long sections). In the second part, various elements of garden design are described: ponds, pergolas, arches, backyards, patios, fences, curbs. Constructive options for structures are offered, differing in cost, style and degree of complexity. The third part lists the plants mentioned in the book and describes how to care for them. By combining layouts, you can create your own unique garden.
A few tips from Tim Newbury:
• when planning a garden, it is necessary to take into account, first of all, the color and texture of foliage and flowers
• plantings close to the gazebo give it a romantic and mysterious look, the foundation of the gazebo in this case should be as low as possible. And, conversely, on a raised plinth with tall plants spaced from it, the gazebo can become the center of attention
• Curved enclosing walls can decorate your garden if they are dry masonry with plants planted in between stones.

Garden compositions. Garden design lessons. Alexander Sapelin. M .: JSC "Fiton +", 2008.
A small book, published, however, on coated paper with quality illustrations. The author, a well-known dendrologist and landscape designer, has set himself the task of professionally telling novice landscape designers about the laws of building garden compositions. Tell clearly, but not oversimplified. We are talking about the last stage of creating a garden (after zoning, the formation of a volumetric-spatial structure, a road-path network) - filling the garden with plants and small architectural elements. The book examines in detail the compositions of one-sided and circular views. It is especially attractive that here, in contrast to the British editions, all the tips are applicable to the middle lane.
A few tips from Alexander Sapelin:
• use in shady areas of the composition of light leaves, it will give the feeling of the sun
• to create a rhythm in the garden, you need at least 2-3 repeating elements (preferably 5-6)
• keep in mind that trees and shrubs that grow slowly are often long-lived, and conversely, fast-growing plants do not live long.

Garden lighting. Decorative techniques and technical solutions. M.A. Burdeyny. M .: ZAO "Fiton +", 2007. Another book from the series "Improvement and design of the garden." Addressed to both professionals and amateurs. Using this book, you will learn how to wire, install lights, calculate loads, and follow safety rules. Much attention is paid to the possibilities of light for design purposes - lighting plants, lighting ponds, rock gardens, single trees.
A few tips from the author:
• the ideal way to illuminate a deep pond is by floating lamps, and a shallow pond - by underwater lamps (mushroom posts)
• when the light is directed from top to bottom, the lighting looks more natural than from bottom to top, in addition, the details of the subject and the seasonal colors of plants are better visible
• to illuminate a large tree (eg oak), 7 to 15 lamps are required.

Drawing course. Methodical guide for landscape designers. Ivan Stenin. M., 2009. New textbook of the International School of Design, according to which the students of the School are engaged. The ability to make sketches of a projected garden, perspective sketches and plans in color can be useful not only for professional designers. With the help of a drawing, you can fantasize and imagine how your garden will look like. And if you already have interesting compositions and plants on your site, then using special techniques and techniques, you can make sketches from nature, enjoying the very process of drawing in the fresh air. The manual contains lessons on basic drawing techniques (from simple objects to still life and plastic forms), separate lessons are devoted to depicting plant forms, leaves and tree crowns, garden and landscape elements in perspective.

Landscaping. Extramural


We invite you to the group of correspondence courses "Landscape design". The program is designed for people who are ready for independent work. An intensive schedule of classes allows you to get the profession of a landscape designer in 1 academic year.

At the end of the course - defense of the final project of the living quarters with the participation of an expert commission of experienced professionals. Your successful defense of the diploma project is the basis for obtaining the Diploma of the International School of Design.

Course curators: Nadezhda Kerimova
Duration: 1 year, 40 weeks, 240 academic hours
Duration of training: 16.10.2017 – 08.06.2018

Timetable of classes:

Stage 1 - October 2017 - February 2018

  • Cycle of webinars of the basic course (40 academic hours): 1 lesson per week (19.00-22.00 Moscow time) from October 2017 to January 2018
  • Session with the defense of the course project (88 academic hours) - 2 weeks from January 29 to February 09, 2018

Stage 2 - February 2018 - June 2018

  • Cycle of webinars on special courses (40 academic hours): 1 lesson per week (19.00-22.00 Moscow time) from February to May 2018
  • Session with the defense of the thesis project (72 academic hours) - 2 weeks from May 28 to June 8, 2018

Benefits of the program:

  • Studying the most modern aspects of the landscape designer's activities: creating an environment addressed to people, a comfortable space, stimulating communication between people and harmonious interaction with nature, a space with a European way of life.
  • Acquaintance with European trends and technologies: an eco-balanced landscape environment, well-designed areas for parking, recreation, food, contact with water, rainwater collection areas and its subsequent use; a variety of green spaces that do not require annual maintenance costs; comfort, identity; use of modern eco-friendly materials in landscape construction.
  • Intensive mastering of the disciplines of basic and special courses that determine the competence of a landscape designer: the laws of composition, drawing and sketch, decorative dendrology, landscape construction.
  • Mastering programs for constructing graphic images in AutoCad, Adobe Photoshop.
  • Equipping the course with exclusive teaching materials of the School.

And at the end of the program - the defense of the final project with the participation of an expert commission of experienced professionals.

Skolchina Basic principles of plant selection to create landscape compositions [Anna Shmarova] [International School of Design]

Basic principles of plant selection for creating landscape compositions
International Design School

Today, when we are everywhere surrounded by parks, squares, our own country gardens, personal plots or just islands of greenery and flower beds near public and residential spaces, basic landscape design skills have become a necessity for many. A modern man, tired of a stone metropolis, seeks to surround himself with nature and wants to do it according to all the rules.

A new course at IDS introduces you to the basic principles of creating small gardens and landscaping that will transform any site from small to large! Students will learn how to create harmonious and colorful landscape compositions, avoiding congestion or incompleteness, how to most advantageously zone a garden plot and distribute compositions over the allocated spaces. Having mastered this valuable knowledge, you will be able to completely independently create your own unique garden, which will become a continuation of your personality and will delight both you and your guests!

In a programme:

  • Types of trees and shrubs for small gardens.
  • The principles of the selection of plants in the composition.
  • Distribution of compositions in garden areas.


Anna Shmarova - Practicing landscape architect. Landscape design teacher. Member of the Creative Union of Professional Artists. For over 10 years has been designing public and private suburban small gardens

Teacher: Anna Shmarova
Duration: 1 lesson
Time spending: March 29 from 14:00 to 16:00 time Moscow time
The cost: 1 500 rub.

Feedback from alumni

After the end of IDS, I got an order in the first month!

Year after year, imbued with impressions and more and more studying the field of landscape design, I decided to get a professional education. I chose the International School of Design not by chance. After completing a month-long summer intensive course on the arrangement of a private plot, it became clear that this was definitely mine and it was in IDS-Petersburg that I would be able to get the desired learning outcome.

The full professional landscape design course program at IDS is so extensive that there is a complete immersion in the profession. For 9 months of training, they completed courses of basic knowledge on the theory and history of landscape architecture, composition in landscape design, sketch, and special courses in floriculture, dendrology, soil science, landscape construction. During the training, a visit to the nursery was also carried out, accompanied by a dendrologist.

During my studies, I mastered at a confident level of using AutoCad, Photoshop and the basic level of 3D Max. In the course of several defenses of coursework and a diploma, she gained skills in the development and preparation of project documentation, as well as the presentation of her work.

The knowledge gained gave me a comprehensive understanding of the profession of a landscape designer, as well as the opportunity to choose an interesting direction for my development.

I express my deep gratitude to the teaching staff of the School for interesting, dynamic learning and constant involvement in the process! Teachers with great involvement gave lectures and gave feedback on emerging issues.
After graduating from IDS, I got an order in the first month and I think this is a good start in a new profession! Read completely
Ekaterina Tripolets

I took the course "Landscape Design" summer online intensive course under the guidance of a landscape architect, a member of the Union of Architects of Russia and the Union of Designers of Russia Elizaveta Lambert.

It was a really hard time - in the shortest possible time studying professional programs from scratch, finding new design solutions in a different plane ... But everything is possible, under the guidance of professionals in their field!

"The project should talk about who you are and keep what you love."

And so it happened to me. In design, I am interested in the form, which was reflected in my first trial landscape project of a private garden “DNA of MODERNITY”. The inspiration was the work of world architects, the trends of the 2020/21 season and the desire for something new.

Separately, I would like to thank the curators of the project - Elizaveta Lambert, Ekaterina Zhukova and the entire staff of the International School of Design for their high professionalism and organization! Read completely
Alla Andreeva

In a programme:

Studying the most modern aspects of a landscape designer's activity: creating an environment addressed to people, a comfortable space that stimulates both communication between people and a harmonious interaction with the nature of space with a European way of life.

Acquaintance with European trends and technologies. Eco-balanced landscape environment competently designed areas for parking, recreation, food, contact with water, rainwater collection area and its subsequent use, a variety of green spaces that do not require annual maintenance costs, comfort, identity, use of modern eco-materials in landscape construction.

Intensive mastering of the disciplines of basic and special courses that determine the competence of a landscape designer: the laws of composition, drawing and sketch, decorative dendrology, landscape construction.

Mastering programs for constructing graphic images of a landscape environment in AutoCad, Adobe Photoshop, 3ds Max.

Designing a landscape environment: the implementation of course and diploma projects:

Course project. Landscape environment "Mini-garden"
Course project. Object in the landscape environment "Territory of the mini-hotel"
Thesis project. Designing the collective space of a cottage village.

And at the end of the program - the defense of the final project with the participation of an expert commission of experienced professionals.

Equipping the course with exclusive teaching materials of the School.

As a result of training you will learn how to create landscape design projects with the development of a concept, a master plan with details, modeling space in a layout and graphic programs.

Private garden design in 2 months. Results of the online intensive landscape design

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