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Gardening Courses in London


Capel Manor College

About: (From their Website)

Capel Manor College offers a range of full and part-time land-based courses which lead to nationally recognised qualifications and potential progression into employment or on to further study. The College also offers a unique experience in that we believe there is nowhere else quite like us in Europe in terms of our facilities, activities, staff and students. Students do not attend Capel Manor College, they are Capel Manor College, and whilst studying, will be fully engaged in helping to run the College's Estates, Gardens, Farm and Floristry outlet.

Courses Offered:

The Seasonal Gardener

Introduction To Gardening And Landscaping Diploma (Level 1)

Gardening And Commercial Landscaping Diploma (Level 2)

Technical Horticulture And Professional Landscaping (Level 2)

Advanced Technical Certificate In Horticulture (Level 3)

Advanced Technical Diploma In Horticulture (Level 3)

Advanced Technical Extended Diploma In Professional Horticulture (Level 3)

Advanced Diploma In Landscape Construction (Level 3)

Horticulture Operative Apprenticeship

Horticulture Supervisor Apprenticeship

Sports Turf Operative Apprenticeship

The Maintenance Gardener (Level 1)

The Professional Gardener (Level 2)

The Hard Landscaping Gardener (Level 2)

RHS Level 2 Certificate In Practical Horticulture

RHS Level 2 Certificate In Principles Of Garden Planning, Establishment And Maintenance

RHS Level 2 Certificate In Principles Of Plant Growth, Propagation And Development

Urban Green Space Management (Horticulture) Fdsc

Introduction To Organic Vegetable Growing At Forty Hall Farm

The English Gardening School

About: (From their Website)

The School was founded in 1983 by garden guru Rosemary Alexander and is based at the historic Chelsea Physic Garden. We provide serious studies in gardening techniques, knowledge of plants, plus garden layout and design possibilities, overseen by major personalities in this growing industry. Termly links with the National Trust's Sissinghurst Castle garden and practical work, guided by experienced gardeners at Rosemary Alexander's well known garden in Hampshire, ensure that the course is both practical and theoretical.

Courses Offered:

The Essential Garden Design Diploma

Good Gardening Diploma

Gardening for Beginners

Garden Design (Distance Learning)

Caring for Your Garden (Distance Learning)


Gardening Courses in the Midlands


South Staffordshire College

About: (From their Website)

Each course is designed to provide learners with the practical skills, knowledge and understanding required for a successful career in horticulture. Learn everything from garden maintenance, production horticulture, groundsmanship, landscape design and plant therapy. Particular emphasis is also given to the management skills required to run a successful horticultural business.

Courses Offered:

Greenkeeping Apprenticeship L2

Horticulture Apprenticeship Level 2

Horticulture Apprenticeship Level 3

Horticulture Diploma Level 2

Sports Turf Operative Apprenticeship L2

Greenkeeping


Gardening Courses in the North East


Askham Bryan College

About: (From their Website)

We are a specialist land based college and offer a large range of courses which will set you up for a career doing what you feel passionate about. Whether you are leaving school, interested in degree-level courses, want an apprenticeship or would like to take up a new activity or learn new skills to help you do your job and improve your job prospects, Askham Bryan College is such a great place to study.

Courses Offered:

Apprenticeship in Arboriculture Level 3

BSc/ BSc (Hons) Applied Horticulture (Top Up) 2019 Entry UCAS Code: D415

Chainsaw for the Home User

RHS Level 1 Introductory Award in Horticulture

RHS Level 3 Practical Certificate in Horticulture

Foundation Degree Arboriculture with Urban Forestry

Arboriculture Level 3

Horticulture Level 3

Apprenticeship in Arboriculture Level 2

Arboriculture Level 2

Certificate in Golf Greenkeeping Apprenticeship Level 2

Horticulture Level 2

RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development

RHS Level 2 Practical Certificate in Horticulture

RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation

Accessing a Tree Using a Rope and Harness & Award in Aerial Tree Rescue City & Guilds NPTC Award

Basic Tree Survey and Inspection Lantra Award

Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting City & Guilds NPTC Award

Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting Lantra Award

Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross Cutting, Felling & Processing Trees to 380mm City & Guilds NPTC Award

Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting and Fell Trees up to 200mm Lantra Award

Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm City & Guilds NPTC Award

RHS L2 Certificate in Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment & Maintenance (September 2020)

RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting (2020 start)

Safe Use of a Powered Pole Pruner City & Guilds NPTC Award

Safe Use of Handheld Hedge Cutters City & Guilds NPTC Award

Bishop Burton College

About: (From their Website)

For anyone passionate about plants, Bishop Burton College is the place to be able to launch a career. Our tutors help develop students' practical skills with the aid of the College's outstanding facilities, which include glasshouses, a conservatory for tropical plants, potting sheds, plant nursery, arboretum, woodland areas and playing fields. Students benefit from placements in real working environments to further improve their knowledge, skills and experience.

Courses Offered:

NPTC Award in the Safe Use of Mowers

NPTC CS30 Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting

NPTC CS31 Fell and Process of Small Trees

NPTC CS32 Process and Fell of Medium Trees

Practical Horticulture Skills

Craven College

About: (From their Website)

Our mission of "enriching lives through learning" is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to creating a stimulating, supportive learning environment based on mutual respect and trust which enables everyone to realise their full potential.

Courses Offered:

Designing & Managing an Allotment

Flower Arranging - Colours of Autumn

Flower Arranging - Festive Flowers

Flower Arranging - Spring

Flower Arranging - Weddings & Summer Parties

Foraging - Introduction

Garden Design - Computer Applications & CAD

Garden Design - Introduction

Gardening - How to Run a Business

Growing Cut Flowers & Arrangements - Introduction

Growing Fruit

Growing Vegetables

Horticulture - Practical Level 1

Horticulture Practical RHS Level 2

Horticulture Practical RHS Level 3

Horticulture Principles RHS Level 2

Horticulture Principles RHS Level 3

How to Start a Garden Design Business

Learn To Garden : Horticulture Introduction

Permaculture - Introduction

Planning for Planting

Planting, Design & Maintenance

Wild Garden - Ecology & Naturalism in the Garden

Winter Garden

RHS Harlow Carr

Shipley College

About: (From their Website)

We are rated Grade 2 'GOOD' by Ofsted which also acknowledged our excellent student behaviour and friendly atmosphere. We have strong partnerships with employers and other organisations which helps us offer the highest level of education and training to successfully meet the needs of the local community. Following a full inspection in 2013 Ofsted carried out a short inspection update in the autumn term of 2016 and confirmed that as a provider we continue to be GOOD.

Courses Offered:

Chipper/Shredder Training

Environmental Conservation Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Environmental Conservation Work-Based Level 2 Diploma

Golf Greenkeeper Level 2 Diploma Apprenticeship

Horticulture (Amenity) Advanced Apprenticeship

Horticulture BTEC Level 3

Horticulture Level 1

Horticulture Level 1 Certificate

Horticulture Level 2 Certificate (Short Course)

Horticulture Level 2 Diploma

Horticulture Level 3 (Short Course)

Horticulture Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Horticulture Operative Level 2 Diploma Apprenticeship

Landscape Gardening Level 2

Landscape Operative Level 2 Diploma Apprenticeship

Pesticide Spraying

RHS Practical Horticulture Level 2 Certificate

RHS Practical Horticulture Level 3 Certificate

RHS Theory (Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment & Maintenance) Level 2 Certificate

Ride on Mower Training

Sports Turf Operative Level 2 Diploma Apprenticeship

Strimmer/Brush Cutter Training


Gardening Courses in the North West


Myerscough College

About: (From their Website)

Founded in 1894 as the Lancashire County Institute of Agriculture, Myerscough College is one of the oldest further education colleges in Lancashire. We have delved through our archives to bring you the history of our college, split into seven parts. It is the story of how we turned from a cheesemaking school to become one of the UK's largest land-based and sports colleges.

Courses Offered:

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Workbased Horticulture - Landscaping

Advanced Apprenticeship in Workbased Horticulture - Landscaping

Level One Certificate / Diploma Landscape Garden Design and Construction

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Certificate Level 2

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Workbased Horticulture - Parks, Gardens & Green Spaces

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Workbased Horticulture - Production

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Workbased Horticulture

Advanced Apprenticeship in Workbased Horticulture - Production

Advanced Apprenticeship in Workbased Horticulture Parks, Gardens and Green Spaces

L2 Award in the Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides (PA1)

Planting and Planning - the Professional Way

The Reluctant Gardener

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Horticulture, Landscape or Sportsturf (360)

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Local Environmental Services

City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control

L2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (QCF) - Near Water (PA6aw)

L2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (QCF) (PA6a)

L2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Self Propelled, Mounted, Trailed Horizontal Boom Sprayers (QCF) (PA2a)

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills

Foundation Certificate Horticulture (3)

Reaseheath College

About: (From their Website)

Reaseheath College is one of the UK's leading specialist land-based colleges based in Nantwich, Cheshire. We offer a range of full-time diplomas, apprenticeships and degrees, ideal for those looking for an exciting career in the land-based industries. Reaseheath has some of the best specialist facilities and resources in the country, thanks to a continuing £80 million investment across campus. This includes an £8 million Advanced Engineering and Agri-Tech Centre, £6 million Sports Sciences and Performance Academy and £13 million halls of residence

Courses Offered:

Level 1 Land-Based Diploma

Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture

Level 3 Diplomas in Environmental Sustainability

Level 3 Diplomas in Horticulture

Level 3 Diplomas in Horticulture Enterprise

Level 3 Diplomas in Landscape Construction

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Heritage Horticulture

Apprenticeships in Horticulture

Apprenticeships in Golf Greenkeeping and Groundsmanship

BSc (Hons) Landscape Architecture

FdA Garden and Landscape Design

BSc (Hons) Applied Plant Science and Production Technology

Level 2 Certificate in Garden Design

Design your Garden

Introduction to Plant Propagation

Practical Skills in the Garden

Advanced Propagation

Planting Design

Grow Your Own Veg

Book Grow Your Own Veg

Practical Skills in the Garden

RHS Level 2 Certificates

RHS Level 3 Certificates


Gardening Courses in the South East


Merrist Wood

About: (From their Website)

Merrist Wood is a fun and exciting college to be at, with excellent facilities spread across our beautiful estate and a wide range of courses to suit all abilities. Our staff are extremely knowledgeable and experienced, adding to your Merrist Wood learning experience. In return we expect students to work hard and take an active part in college life.

Courses Offered:

Employability & Personal Development Level 1 Certificate

Employability Level 3 Diploma

Horticulture Level 2 Diploma

Horticulture Level 3 Extended Diploma

Horticulture Operative Intermediate Level Apprenticeship - Standards Apprenticeship

Know Your Garden SoilShort

Lawn Care and RepairShort

Make Your Own Summer Planter or Hanging BasketShort

Plant Knowledge and IdentificationShort

Practical Horticulture Level 2 RHS CertificateShort

Practical Horticulture RHS Level 3 CertificateShort

Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting Level 3 RHS CertificateShort

Principles of Horticulture Level 2 RHS CertificateShort

Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Propagation Level 3 RHS CertificateShort

Pruning WorkshopShort

Step 2 Bridging Programme

RHS Wilsey

Sparsholt College

Courses Offered:

Horticulture - Level 1

Horticulture - Level 2 Technical Certificate

Horticulture - Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate (360)/ Diploma (540)/ Extended Diploma (1080)

Fruit Tree Pruning

Horticulture Certificate in Garden Design

Horticulture Diploma in Garden Design

Practical Horticulture RHS - Certificate - Level 2

Practical Horticulture RHS - Certificate - Level 3

Principles in Garden Planning Theory RHS - Certificate - Level 2

Principles in Plant Growth Theory RHS - Certificate - Level 2


Gardening Courses in the South West


The Cotswold Gardening School

About: (From their Website)

We are an independent design school set within the grounds of historic Gossington Hall offering a range of garden and planting courses including one year professional design diplomas, ten week professional diplomas and day courses. Caroline Tatham, the Principal and lead tutor is an experienced and practicing garden designer as well as a qualified lecturer. The school has built strong links with the garden design industry and our students have built gold medal winning gardens whilst studying with us.

Courses Offered:

One Year Diplomas

Flexible Shorter Diplomas

Day Courses

Three Day Taster Courses


Gardening Courses in Northern Ireland


CAFRE (College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise)

About: (From their Website)

At CAFRE we have a vision for success and we invite you to be part of this. If you are looking for a career in the agri-food industry, or if you are already working in the industry, we can help you to gain the right knowledge and skills for your future. CAFRE has excellent facilities which will help you learn by putting theory into practice. These facilities are found at our three campuses in Enniskillen, Antrim (Greenmount) and Cookstown (Loughry) where we offer a range of courses in agriculture, food, horticulture, equine and agri-food business.

Courses Offered: (Greenmount Campus)

FdSc in Horticulture

FdSc in Horticulture (part-time)

Level 3 in Horticulture

Level 3 in Landscape Maintenance (part-time)

Level 3 in Sports Turf Management (part-time)

Level 2 in Horticulture

Level 2 in Parks, Gardens and Green Spaces (part-time)

Level 2 in Sports Turf-Greenkeeper

Greenkeeping Cadetship Programme


Gardening Courses in Scotland


Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

About: (From their Website)

RBGE provides a unique and inspiring environment for learning. Whether you want to brush up on your art, heal with herbs, develop your photography skills, explore and expand your knowledge of plants or simply relax there are over 100 short courses to choose from. Whether you are looking to join us during the daytime, evenings or weekends there is something for everyone.

Courses Offered:

Botanical Illustration (Multiple Courses)

Botany and Plant Science (Multiple Courses)

Garden Art (Multiple Courses)

Garden Design (Multiple Courses)

Herbology (Multiple Courses)

Horticulture (Multiple Courses)

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)

About: (From their Website)

The creation of Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) took place in 2012 by merging SAC (the Scottish Agricultural College) with three respected partners (Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge Colleges). SRUC exists to deliver comprehensive skills, education and business support for Scotland's land-based industries, founded on world class and sector-leading research, education and consultancy. The integration of these three complementary ‘knowledge exchange' services is of significant value to all with an interest in land-based activities - be they learners, businesses, communities or policy-makers.

Courses Offered:

Garden and Greenspace Design BSc / BSc Hons

Garden Design HNC

Garden Design HND

Horticulture BSc / BSc Hons

Horticulture HNC

Horticulture HND

Horticulture NC

Horticulture NC Introduction

Horticulture SVQ at SCQF Level 5

Horticulture with Landscape Construction NC

Horticulture with Plantsmanship BSc / BSc Hons

Horticulture with Plantsmanship HND

Landscape Management HNC

Landscaping SVQ at SCQF Level 5

Landscaping SVQ at SCQF Level 6

Organic Farming MSc

Parks Gardens and Green Spaces SVQ at SCQF Level 6

Production Horticulture SVQ at SCQF Level 5

Rural Skills NC at Barony

Skills for Work Rural Skills

Soils and Sustainability MSc

Sports Turf Maintenance SVQ at SCQF 6

Sustainable Plant Health MSc


Gardening Courses in Wales



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The Academy for Distance Learning

Crop Courses

General Horticulture Courses

Herb Courses

Home Gardening Courses

Hydroponics Courses

Landscaping Courses

Nursery & Propagation Courses

Permaculture / Self Sufficiency Courses

Plant Varieties Courses

RHS Qualifications

Tree Courses

Turf Courses


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