Online Horticulture & Gardening Courses

✓ Self-Paced        ✓ Flexible Study Schedule        ✓ Affordable

Online Horticulture & Gardening Courses

✓ Self-Paced
✓ Flexible Study Schedule
✓ Affordable

Garden and Horticulture Certificates for Adult Learners

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As someone who knew nothing about the topic, the course was a great introduction and I feel confident enough to try growing [Lavender]. It is a great course with good practical assignments that enables you to propagate and grow the plants and make products.

Michael

Growing Lavender Graduate

Horticulture & Gardening Tutor

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

As someone who knew nothing about the topic, the course was a great introduction and I feel confident enough to try growing [Lavender]. It is a great course with good practical assignments that enables you to propagate and grow the plants and make products.

Michael

Growing Lavender Graduate

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Learn to grow herbs online. Sale!

Minimize pest problems, and creating productive farms and healthy gardens without relying upon artificial chemicals – all that takes knowledge, and sometimes a little more hard work. Through this course you can lay a foundation in the skills needed to be an effective organic gardener or farmer. Course Aims: Explain the concepts and principles of […]

Minimize pest problems, and creating productive farms and healthy gardens without relying upon artificial chemicals – all that takes knowledge, and sometimes a little more hard work. Through this course you can lay a foundation in the skills needed to be an effective organic gardener or farmer. Course Aims: Explain the concepts and principles of […]

Outdoor plant production - market gardening. Sale!

CROP GROWING COURSE – NUTS, FRUITS, BERRIES, HERBS, VEGETABLES & CUT FLOWERS LEARN TO GROW CROPS SUCCESSFULLY OUTDOORS. Gain skills and knowledge necessary to grow and sell many different crops. Study in your time and at your own pace. This course provides a thorough knowledge framework in outdoor production of common crops. Learn about site […]

CROP GROWING COURSE – NUTS, FRUITS, BERRIES, HERBS, VEGETABLES & CUT FLOWERS LEARN TO GROW CROPS SUCCESSFULLY OUTDOORS. Gain skills and knowledge necessary to grow and sell many different crops. Study in your time and at your own pace. This course provides a thorough knowledge framework in outdoor production of common crops. Learn about site […]

Palms & Cycads Online Course

This course covers all aspects of the culture, propagation and commercial uses of Palms and Cycads. It is suitable for both horticulturalists and home growers. Course Aims: Distinguish between the characteristics of different types of palms and cycads. Determine general cultural practices, including propagation, for growing palms and cycads. Choose palms and cycads to suit […]

This course covers all aspects of the culture, propagation and commercial uses of Palms and Cycads. It is suitable for both horticulturalists and home growers. Course Aims: Distinguish between the characteristics of different types of palms and cycads. Determine general cultural practices, including propagation, for growing palms and cycads. Choose palms and cycads to suit […]

Park Management A (Introduction) Online Course

If your dream is to work outdoors with nature or animals; this course is best for you. Get the skills you need in order to make right decisions, big and small. Appropriate for anyone working with or want to work with, national parks, wilderness parks or wildlife parks. Park Management I provides you with practical […]

If your dream is to work outdoors with nature or animals; this course is best for you. Get the skills you need in order to make right decisions, big and small. Appropriate for anyone working with or want to work with, national parks, wilderness parks or wildlife parks. Park Management I provides you with practical […]

Perennials Online Course

This course will give you the opportunity to become an expert in this field. Perennials are gaining popularity – many are dry garden tolerant and as a result many people are showing an interest in growing and learning about such a diverse range of plant species. A great fully rounded course covering diverse aspects of […]

This course will give you the opportunity to become an expert in this field. Perennials are gaining popularity – many are dry garden tolerant and as a result many people are showing an interest in growing and learning about such a diverse range of plant species. A great fully rounded course covering diverse aspects of […]

Planning Layout & Construction of Ornamental Gardens Online Course

This is a great course for landscape consultants, garden designers, horticultural advisors, project managers, or anyone else who works with landscapes and needs to improve their ability to survey, evaluate and plan development work on a site. Every site has a unique set of micro climatic and soil conditions. Other factors such as the site’s […]

This is a great course for landscape consultants, garden designers, horticultural advisors, project managers, or anyone else who works with landscapes and needs to improve their ability to survey, evaluate and plan development work on a site. Every site has a unique set of micro climatic and soil conditions. Other factors such as the site’s […]

Plant Breeding Online Course Sale!

Learn the principles and practices of plant breeding by distance learning online. This course provides a foundation in the principles of genetics as applied to plant breeding.  Learn about genetics, plant reproductive processes, systems of inheritance (hybridisation, mendalian genetics and more), plant breeding within the horticultural industry. Course Aims: Describe the commercial and scientific nature […]

Learn the principles and practices of plant breeding by distance learning online. This course provides a foundation in the principles of genetics as applied to plant breeding.  Learn about genetics, plant reproductive processes, systems of inheritance (hybridisation, mendalian genetics and more), plant breeding within the horticultural industry. Course Aims: Describe the commercial and scientific nature […]

Plant Pathology Online Course

Enhance your career or job prospects in horticulture or farming Improve your ability to grow plants Understand the science of plant disease Become skilled at diagnosing and understanding plant diseases. Plant production is reduced significantly every year, due to pathological problems. To control these problems is to increase productivity, and for the horticultural business; that […]

Enhance your career or job prospects in horticulture or farming Improve your ability to grow plants Understand the science of plant disease Become skilled at diagnosing and understanding plant diseases. Plant production is reduced significantly every year, due to pathological problems. To control these problems is to increase productivity, and for the horticultural business; that […]

Plant Protection Online Course Sale!

Learn different methods of plant protection: Sanitation – maintaining good hygiene Physical control methods e.g. mowing, slashing, burning, flooding, hand removal, physical barriers (ie. netting, fences), etc. Using plant varieties that are resistant to pests and diseases Biological controls Chemical controls (artificial and naturally derived). Soil drenches/dips Course Aims: Identify the broad category which a […]

Learn different methods of plant protection: Sanitation – maintaining good hygiene Physical control methods e.g. mowing, slashing, burning, flooding, hand removal, physical barriers (ie. netting, fences), etc. Using plant varieties that are resistant to pests and diseases Biological controls Chemical controls (artificial and naturally derived). Soil drenches/dips Course Aims: Identify the broad category which a […]

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Who are these Horticulture Courses for?

These courses will work for you if you are looking for a fully tutor supported horticulture or garden course that is not a huge commitment, that doesn’t cost you the earth but will still get you thinking and learning and most importantly get you the garden or cropping result you want.  Many students do a single subject as a stepping stone to a bigger thing, or find its enough to help start their enterprise, make their garden grow, or get to increase their crop yield.

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Do I need prior experience before I start?

No, our garden and horticulture certificate courses assume no prior knowledge and are designed as a practical guide to help you learn. You will be supported by your tutor as you progress through your studies.

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Who are the tutors?

You will get a real tutor who provides you with personalised support and feedback. No tick and flick. Learn with real tutors who will be there for you every step of the way. When you enroll will receive a welcome email from your tutor. You are free to email them for help or guidance as much as you need to. We employ tutors who are active in their field so the support is by email.

  • Barbara Tremain BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City; Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)
  • Karen Huntley MSc Marketing Mgt (Food Related Industries), PDC, PG Dip Organic Farming, Cert Marketing, BA. Professional Development Diploma in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (Coventry University/Thrive, UK)

How long are the courses?

Generally the courses should take you about 100 hours of study.  We give you up to 12 months to complete the course, but you can finish faster.  Each lesson has a written assignment for you will receive individual feedback from your tutor.  There are also self assessment quizzes for each lesson (non assessable).  The strength of our courses is in that each lesson has an assignment, this means you are forced to engage with the content and can’t just skip over an important lesson.  By the end of the course you have really engaged and that equals learning!

Accreditation and Recognition

All our courses are proudly recognised by the IARC, a premier non-government recognition body.