Creating a Low Allergen Garden


Authored by Olivia Kirk, an experienced landscape and garden designer who specialises in creating healing gardens.

This course helps you identify the good elements which already exist in your garden, highlights potential problem areas and helps you create a super healthy space that can be enjoyed by everyone.

"My aim in writing this course is to give the necessary tools and knowledge to be able to create a garden that functions well and looks beautiful without causing discomfort or distress.”

Course Creator Olivia Kirk

How your learning will progress


  • What are allergies and what makes a low allergen garden
  • How to analyse your space
  • What constitutes a super healthy garden
  • How to plan your low allergen garden
  • Planning your space in more detail, including looking at herbaceous planting
  • Low allergen tree, shrub and climbing plant species

About Olivia Kirk


"I specialise in designing healing and therapeutic gardens, particularly for hospices having worked with over 25 hospices throughout the UK since qualifying 16 years ago. After researching and designing a Low Allergen garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower show in 2010 for the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit I had a eureka moment. Healing and therapeutic gardens need to have low allergen planting to reduce unnecessary discomfort and stress to patients that already have enough to deal with.

In the intervening 10 years I have learned much about this little known or documented area of planting design, finding that pollen and food allergies are closely linked and taking a toll on our increasingly over-loaded immune systems which are struggling to keep up with modern life. My aim in writing this course is to give the necessary tools and knowledge to be able to create a garden that functions well and looks beautiful without causing discomfort or distress.”

Course cost


Much of the course material is available for you to download and keep. Any non-downloadable material is available for 180 days from the date of purchase, giving you plenty of time to work through the modules at a comfortable pace.

if you have more questions about the course, please visit our FAQ page or email courses@gardencourses.com

The cost of this course is £99.



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