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)

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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Botany B (Applied Plant Physiology) Online Course Sale!

Study about plant physiology and its implications for crops; post harvest management and more.  This course explains the principles and processes of plant physiology and their practical applications. It builds on prior studies in Botany A, plant physiology or other courses from the careerline range in Agriculture, Horticulture or Science. Best studied with Introduction to Botany. […]

Study about plant physiology and its implications for crops; post harvest management and more.  This course explains the principles and processes of plant physiology and their practical applications. It builds on prior studies in Botany A, plant physiology or other courses from the careerline range in Agriculture, Horticulture or Science. Best studied with Introduction to Botany. […]

Bush Tucker Plants Online Course

Learn about identifying, growing and using Australian Indigenous Plants for Food. There are many Australian plants that are edible, and even some that are in very high demand as foods throughout the world.  This course focuses on the cultivation of Australian bush foods and is suitable for anyone wanting to grow these plants commercially or […]

Learn about identifying, growing and using Australian Indigenous Plants for Food. There are many Australian plants that are edible, and even some that are in very high demand as foods throughout the world.  This course focuses on the cultivation of Australian bush foods and is suitable for anyone wanting to grow these plants commercially or […]

Cactus Garden in pots.

Become a cactus expert with this 100 hr course You will learn the ins and outs of growing cacti and succulents in this fully tutored course.  Be guided by our expert horticulture tutors and get the most from your plants. Course Aims: Develop knowledge of botanical naming conventions and their application in understanding the horticultural […]

Become a cactus expert with this 100 hr course You will learn the ins and outs of growing cacti and succulents in this fully tutored course.  Be guided by our expert horticulture tutors and get the most from your plants. Course Aims: Develop knowledge of botanical naming conventions and their application in understanding the horticultural […]

Learn to grow carnivorous plants and other species.

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

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

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 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

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 […]

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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.

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