Horticulture

Introduction

Course Title: Expert Horticulture Skills for Year Round Gardening
Course Code: HR177

Department: Horticulture
Course Type: Part Time



The horticulture department will be launching a brand new course in the autumn, “A College Certificate in Practical Heritage Gardens Management”.

This is a weekly ‘hands on’ morning course which offers the opportunity to acquire a range of horticulture skills from propagation to pruning, lawn care, sustainable soil cultivation, garden design and plant identification. Students will be working in the fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as the different ornamental gardens throughout the Estate. By the end of the course students will have a good grounding in seasonal horticultural practice.

Overview

Qualification

College Certificate

Course Content

Garden planning and plant knowledge
Growing vegetables
Pruning ornamental plants
Pruning and growing fruit
Lawn care
Propagation from seeds and cuttings.

Entry Requirements

An interest in practical garden techniques with an enthusiasm to develop better skills.

Next Steps

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.