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 carnivorous plants and other species. Sale!

Grow your own carnivorous plants.  A boutique course for the horticultural specialist or serious hobbyist. This course examines the range and cultivation of carnivorous plants providing a sound introduction to carnivorous plants and how they can be used. Nine lessons cover a range of cultivated carnivorous plants, paying particular attention to the Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes) […]

Grow your own carnivorous plants.  A boutique course for the horticultural specialist or serious hobbyist. This course examines the range and cultivation of carnivorous plants providing a sound introduction to carnivorous plants and how they can be used. Nine lessons cover a range of cultivated carnivorous plants, paying particular attention to the Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes) […]

Commercial Organic Vegetable Growing Online Course Sale!

Learn the processes required to tap into the commercial organic vegetable market. This extensive course provides a wealth of knowledge and practical skills and shows you how to market your produce. Learn all aspects of organic vegetable production. Gain practical knowledge in this growing industry. Enhance your job prospects. Study in your own time at your […]

Learn the processes required to tap into the commercial organic vegetable market. This extensive course provides a wealth of knowledge and practical skills and shows you how to market your produce. Learn all aspects of organic vegetable production. Gain practical knowledge in this growing industry. Enhance your job prospects. Study in your own time at your […]

Commercial Vegetable Production Online Course Sale!

Develop the skills and knowledge necessary for commercial vegetable production, examining in depth different techniques of production. Learn the importance of soils, plant-cultural practices and pest and disease management as an excellent method to obtain optimum crop production.  A general overview of vegetable crop management including post harvest and marketing. Note: This course shares topics with  Commercial […]

Develop the skills and knowledge necessary for commercial vegetable production, examining in depth different techniques of production. Learn the importance of soils, plant-cultural practices and pest and disease management as an excellent method to obtain optimum crop production.  A general overview of vegetable crop management including post harvest and marketing. Note: This course shares topics with  Commercial […]

Conifers Online Course

Understand the classification and use of conifers.  Eight lessons provide you with a systematic understanding of the way conifers are classified, show you how to identify the differences between types and develop your understanding of cultural requirements common to the whole group and differences in cultural techniques needed for specific types of conifers. Sections of […]

Understand the classification and use of conifers.  Eight lessons provide you with a systematic understanding of the way conifers are classified, show you how to identify the differences between types and develop your understanding of cultural requirements common to the whole group and differences in cultural techniques needed for specific types of conifers. Sections of […]

Cottage Garden Design Online Course

Learn what a cottage garden is, and how to apply the principles of this concept to garden design and garden renovation. Discover the History of Cottage Gardens, Planting Design for Cottage Gardens, Features and Components of Cottage Gardens (eg. Arches, furniture, lattice, sundials, barriers and walls) and more. Course Aims: On successful completion of the […]

Learn what a cottage garden is, and how to apply the principles of this concept to garden design and garden renovation. Discover the History of Cottage Gardens, Planting Design for Cottage Gardens, Features and Components of Cottage Gardens (eg. Arches, furniture, lattice, sundials, barriers and walls) and more. Course Aims: On successful completion of the […]

Culinary Herbs Online Course Sale!

Learn how to identify and successfully grow dozens of edible herbs A great introductory course for those wanting to include herbs in their cooking and garden. Covering a wide range of both popular and little known herbs, this course will have you cooking with confidence!  Develop your skills and experience the delights of cooking new recipes with herbs. […]

Learn how to identify and successfully grow dozens of edible herbs A great introductory course for those wanting to include herbs in their cooking and garden. Covering a wide range of both popular and little known herbs, this course will have you cooking with confidence!  Develop your skills and experience the delights of cooking new recipes with herbs. […]

Cut Flower Bulbs Course Sale!

This course is designed to develop your ability to select and cultivate appropriate varieties of bulbs as cut flowers, in different situations. It gives you an understanding of the plant families bulbs belong to, their cultural needs, how to prevent and treat pest and disease problems plus the basis of horticultural knowledge: soil types and […]

This course is designed to develop your ability to select and cultivate appropriate varieties of bulbs as cut flowers, in different situations. It gives you an understanding of the plant families bulbs belong to, their cultural needs, how to prevent and treat pest and disease problems plus the basis of horticultural knowledge: soil types and […]

Cut Flower Orchids Online Course Sale!

Orchids thrive naturally in very cold temperate climates through to tropical locations; and allows you to choose appropriate species and treat them according to location. It is feasible to grow orchids as cut flowers almost anywhere. Orchids are one of the most commercially viable cut flower crops (partially due to their beauty, and also due […]

Orchids thrive naturally in very cold temperate climates through to tropical locations; and allows you to choose appropriate species and treat them according to location. It is feasible to grow orchids as cut flowers almost anywhere. Orchids are one of the most commercially viable cut flower crops (partially due to their beauty, and also due […]

Cut Flower Production Online Course Sale!

This diverse course introduces you to the fundamental knowledge required to set up your own cut flower business or to work for a commercial grower. Cut flower growing has experienced rapid expansion in recent decades, resulting in increased demand for training in the skills and knowledge required by this industry, and increased opportunity for profit […]

This diverse course introduces you to the fundamental knowledge required to set up your own cut flower business or to work for a commercial grower. Cut flower growing has experienced rapid expansion in recent decades, resulting in increased demand for training in the skills and knowledge required by this industry, and increased opportunity for profit […]

Cutting Propagation Online Course Sale!

Study Propagation at Home. A skill in high demand worldwide. Learn what to propagate and how to achieve a high rate of success. Learn to be economically viable in your propagation. A highly desirable course for anyone working in the plant production industry. Study this course to develop a well rounded understanding of what affects […]

Study Propagation at Home. A skill in high demand worldwide. Learn what to propagate and how to achieve a high rate of success. Learn to be economically viable in your propagation. A highly desirable course for anyone working in the plant production industry. Study this course to develop a well rounded understanding of what affects […]

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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.