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Planting and Planning – the Professional Way

About the course

With Chelsea Flower Show on the way thoughts of how to plant , plan and prepare your show garden may be with you! A look at planting plans (how you can produce your own) with ideas and advice for colour schemes and plant combinations to enhance your garden throughout the seasons. Trees, shrubs, herbaceous planting, bedding and bulbs can all be combined to great effect in various conditions and environments. Bog gardens, woodland gardens, mixed borders, meadow planting amongst others.

Although this is a ‘standalone’ course appealing to both the novice and experienced gardener it would also be of interest to those who have completed our short courses such as ‘Introduction to Garden Design’, Pruning Workshops, Propagation Workshop etc.

Additional Information

Handouts, images and illustrations will be used but A4 pad (or paper) and pencil together with notebook & pen (or iPad) will be essential. If you have an area that you intend to plant please bring dimensions.

Myerscough College Horticulture
Myerscough College Horticulture


Horticulture is a rapidly growing area of the economy thanks to a strong public interest in gardening, plants, sustainability and food security. According to the Royal Horticultural Society, the horticulture industry is the largest employer in the UK, supplying 18 million gardeners.

The number of garden centres continues to increase and the public demand for attractive horticultural landscapes remains strong. This means that plant growers, suppliers and managers are constantly looking for ways to improve their businesses.

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Want to get on the road to gaining a Level 3 qualification in the sector? Or perhaps you're an agriculture employer willing to offer work placements? Contact us today!

Email: skillsbootcamp@myerscough.ac.uk 


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We have a range of course available for you at our Croxteth Campus in Liverpool. Find out more about our free courses in the Liverpool City Region.

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