Horticulture

Flower bed

Horticulture is, of course, one of our great specialities here at the Botanics. We offer the professional level HND/BSc in Horticulture with Plantsmanship as well as many workshops and short courses in horticulture give you endless ways to learn about what interests you in gardening. You can find out about forthcoming short courses and workshops below.

We also offer the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture, an internationally recognised qualification providing a broad-based understanding of horticultural techniques and plant biology, and the RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture, our international standard qualification that allows you to develop all the basic hands-on skills for a career in horticulture.

Forthcoming horticulture courses & workshops

Garden Design for Gardeners

A course that focuses mainly on the selection of plants for various settings and growing conditions, and explains how to create that all important year-round interest for your garden.

Introduction to Horticulture

A ten-week theoretical course covering a range of topics, from soil science to pruning to plant anatomy. Suitable as an overview of horticulture for absolute beginners, or as a stepping stone to the RHS (level 2) Certificate in Horticulture.

RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture (Summer School) *ILA

RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture (Summer School) *ILA

This 10 day practical course will teach you the key skills needed for horticulture, including soil management, propagation and pruning. To receive the certificate you will need to pass the practical exam at the end of the course.

Create your own Wedding Flowers

Create your own Wedding Flowers

This one-day workshop will give you the skills needed to create your own uniquely gorgeous wedding arrangements. You will learn how to put together your own bridal bouquet, buttonholes and corsages, as well as a simple, yet highly effective table decoration.

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