Garden planning and plant knowledge
Pruning ornamental plants
Pruning and growing fruit
Propagation from seeds and cuttings.
An interest in practical garden techniques with an enthusiasm to develop better skills.
For those who are seeking professional horticultural employment, the Royal Horticultural Society offer a number of courses.
This year has seen another large cohort of students attending both practical & theory RHS courses at Kingston Maurward College. RHS courses are professionally assessed and examined. Attendance on a weekly basis, with extra study outside the classroom, demands a high level of student commitment, which is reflected in the regard with which these professional qualifications are held throughout the horticulture industry.