The Reluctant Gardener

About the course

Do you like the idea of gardening, but never quite make it out of the back door?

This starter workshop aims to tempt the reluctant gardener out of the armchair to attempt the basics of weeding, pruning, planting and potting to make an immediate impact on the garden.

Who knows, this may well be the ‘germination’ of a new interest?

Candidate Quote

"Thoroughly enjoyed the day. The trainer demonstrated excellent subject knowledge"

NA - Burnley, Lancashire

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.

Myerscough College Fellow - Christine Walkden
Myerscough College Fellow - Christine Walkden

Christine Walkden: Honorary Fellow

"My passion for gardening was nurtured at Myerscough College and I've been getting my hands dirty ever since." Celebrity plantswoman and horticulturalist Christine was awarded an honorary fellowship and regularly works with the College and our Horticultural department.