Education Courses

Herbs for Healing

Discover the healing properties of various plants found within the garden.

Pilates: Beginners - Intermediate

Help prevent or ease your gardening back pain with this gentle exercise class. Pilates is a form of exercise that improves posture, prevents back pain and strengthens core muscles.

Pilates: Intermediate - Advanced

Help prevent or ease your gardening back pain with this gentle exercise class. Pilates is a form of exercise that improves posture, prevents back pain and strengthens core muscles.

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique that enhances everyday walking with the use of poles.

Botany for Beginners

Aimed at the complete beginner and using living plants from the garden, this eight-week course investigates the identification, function and ecology of familiar plant species. Useful as a pre-course to the RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture.

Ethnobotany (Plants and People)

This 11-week course looks at the ways in which humans have used plants from preagricultural societies, through to the drive for sustainable plant use in the present day. A module of the BSc in Horticulture with Plantsmanship.

Digital Plant Photography I

Learn how to get the most out of your digital camera and discover the advantages of taking plant photographs digitally. This introductory course will teach you how to use your camera for the best results. It also includes ways of presenting your images.

Your Garden in Autumn

Autumn in the garden is much more than raking leaves, with some wonderful late-flowering plants and plenty of critical jobs to be getting on with, to set up for the winter and the following year.

Grow Your Own Vegetables (3 Day Course)

Grow Your Own Vegetables (3 Day Course)

Want to grow your own vegetables but don't know when to start?

Autumn Flower Arrangements

On this one-day workshop you will explore texture in floral design using fruits, vegetables, seed-heads, twigs and branches to create cheerful, striking and long-lasting arrangements to warm home and heart. No experience necessary.

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