Plant classification, structure and function
Plant nutrition and the root environment
Maintaining plant health
Understanding plant propagation
Understanding garden features, plant selection & planning
Understand the production of outdoor vegetables and fruit
Understand protected environments and their use in plant cultivation
Understanding the choice, establishment & maintenance of garden plants & lawns
A keen interest in horticulture with a level of enquiry into plants and gardens. It is suitable for the beginner or some more experienced.
Learning and assessment
The course runs for 30 weeks, on Fridays from 10.00am - 3.30pm.
The Royal Horticultural Society's Advanced Certificate, the entry requirement for which is a pass on the RHS Level 2 Certificate. Alternatively, some students progress to the Myerscough Certificate in Garden Design.
Most people want to learn and improve their own gardens. The qualification does though open a door to further progression or to employment in the industry. Some have progressed to full-time horticultural courses, some have developed a business, and others have gained employment in garden centres or nurseries.
Weatherproof clothing and suitable footwear to allow you to venture out in inclement weather! Secateurs and a knife are tools which are a valuable addition to a gardeners toolkit.
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