Course Title: Garden Maintenance and Planning through the Seasons
Course Code: HR186

Department: Horticulture
Course Type: Part Time

Do you have you an interest in gardening and want to develop your working knowledge of what to do in the garden and when? Do you want to know how to make the most of your garden by planning and design? If so then this is the course for you.

Combining both theory and practice, the course consists of 15 half days with 5 half days in each of the Autumn, Spring and Summer seasons.



College Certificate

Course Content

Some of the topics to be covered include:

Autumn (Sept-Oct)

Pruning including fruit
Vegetable plot preparation and planning
Use of the glasshouse
Vegetative propagation
Lawn creation and car

Spring (Feb-March)
Seed sowing
Growing under protection
Garden machinery
Fruit growin

Summer (April-May)
Lawn care

Entry Requirements

Interest and enthusiasm.

Next Steps

L2 Technical Certificate in Horticulture

Career Opportunities

Following further training: Landscape architect, plant specialist, garden designer, gardener for heritage gardens and estates, gardener in domestic settings plant nursery or garden centre worker.

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
14-Sep-18 24-May-19 9.30 a.m. 12.30 p.m. Part Time Fri 15
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Basic stationery - pens, pencils, notepad, lever arch file, dividers, etc. Protective overall and steel toe-capped boots - all protective equipment will be inspected by the course instructor. Waterproof clothing.


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