Wholesale Nursery Management Online Course

From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks


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Managing a production nursery involves more than just propagating and potting up plants. Even the small nursery must be able to not only producer plants, but do it at a predetermined cost, then sustain those plants before and during marketing. The nursery industry currently has a real need for people with skills and knowledge in managing production plant nurseries! This course provides a solid grounding for developing those skills.

Why study this Wholesale Nursery Management course?

Managing a production nursery is more than just propagating and potting plants – it also involves making smart business decisions to help your nursery succeed. Careerline’s online Wholesale Nursery Management course will provide you with the skills to establish and sustain your own wholesale nursery. with Careerline will help you improve your career prospects in the nursery industry, whether you operate your own nursery or work for an employer.

Whether you hope to upskill, become a more skilled hobbyist, or get a head start on future studies, studying with Careerline will have a positive impact on your future. This plant nursery management course is designed as professional development for nursery managers and other nursery industry employees. The skills you learn will help you to feel confident and knowledgeable as you begin or continue your career.

What will you learn?

Careerline’s online Wholesale Nursery Management course provides a comprehensive overview of the horticultural and business management of nurseries. You will learn how to select appropriate plants to grow and sell depending on your climate, market, and available space. In addition, you will develop the skills required to start your nursery venture or revive an existing nursery, including hiring and managing employees, business planning, and selecting production methods.

During your studies, you will learn how to manage pests, nutrition, and irrigation in your nursery. The lessons will guide you through the process of selecting a medium for growing your plants. Further, you will study marketing strategies for nursery products, including conducting market research, setting a budget, and developing a marketing plan.

Who is this online Wholesale Nursery Management course for?

Careerline’s online Wholesale Nursery Management course is ideal for current and aspiring nursery industry professionals. You will develop skills that will improve your employability and improve your chances of succeeding in the industry. All professionals, from hobby gardeners who hope to sell their plants to experienced nursery owners, will learn something new from this course.

This nursery management course is also suitable for those hoping to undertake further study in nursery management, agribusiness, marketing, plant science, and horticulture. You will be introduced to concepts that are taught in tertiary and vocational courses. This will help you to feel prepared and confident as you continue your academic and professional journey.

Course Aims:

  • Describe how site characteristics influence the establishment and management of wholesale nurseries.
  • Explain management structures and work scheduling in wholesale nurseries.
  • Describe the management of pests and diseases and plant nutrition in production nurseries.
  • Explain the physical and chemical properties of growing media used in production nurseries.
  • Describe the techniques and equipment used to irrigate plants in nurseries.
  • Explain techniques used to modify and influence the growth of plants in production nurseries
  • Describe strategies used by production nurseries to increase sales.
  • Explain criteria for selecting plants and developing a nursery stock list.



Your Tutor

Barbara Tremain BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City & Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)
Barbara Tremain

Barbara brings to Careerline a wide range of horticultural experience and knowledge Barbara has a keen interest in herbalism, edible wild plants and has lead into studies of many plant based complementary medicinal systems, qualification as a Bach Flower remedy practitioner and studying Ethnobotany. Barbara has practiced and studied horticulture as well as combining it with her love of travel in many countries including the UK, US and Australia and has also studied Permaculture and runs her own horticulture business. Within the past two years she have also worked for Groundwork SW with 18-24 year old unemployed people, this work and the mentoring scheme has allowed me to teach informally. It has been a delight to nurture the interests of keen learners in horticulture and garden design.