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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Deciduous Trees Online Course

Deciduous Trees are widely planted, particularly in temperate and colder areas of the world. They are very important for both amenity horticulture and forestry. This course is a great foundation study for new or experienced horticulturists, landscapers, arborists, nursery workers, gardeners, parks managers; or anyone else concerned with the selection, propagation, care, maintenance or harvesting […]

Deciduous Trees are widely planted, particularly in temperate and colder areas of the world. They are very important for both amenity horticulture and forestry. This course is a great foundation study for new or experienced horticulturists, landscapers, arborists, nursery workers, gardeners, parks managers; or anyone else concerned with the selection, propagation, care, maintenance or harvesting […]

Eucalypts Online Course

Identify and Grow hundreds of different Eucalypts.  This is a comprehensive foundation course on the genus Eucalypts covering identification, culture (propagation, soils, landscape uses, feeding), and uses. Throughout the course you build both a knowledge of the group as a whole, and of the range of species you can identify.Eucalypts are primarily natives of Australia; […]

Identify and Grow hundreds of different Eucalypts.  This is a comprehensive foundation course on the genus Eucalypts covering identification, culture (propagation, soils, landscape uses, feeding), and uses. Throughout the course you build both a knowledge of the group as a whole, and of the range of species you can identify.Eucalypts are primarily natives of Australia; […]

Ferns Online Course

Learn about the identification, growth and application of ferns.  In this 100 hour course we take a detailed look at the identification and culture of ferns. There is so much more than meets the eye with these wonderful prehistoric plants. This is a course for amateurs and professionals; plant collectors and breeders,nurserymen, botanists, landscapers, gardeners […]

Learn about the identification, growth and application of ferns.  In this 100 hour course we take a detailed look at the identification and culture of ferns. There is so much more than meets the eye with these wonderful prehistoric plants. This is a course for amateurs and professionals; plant collectors and breeders,nurserymen, botanists, landscapers, gardeners […]

Fruit Production (Temperate Climate) Online Course Sale!

An essential introduction to the fruit growing industry for temperate climates. Gain important skills for successful fruit growing. Learn orchard management, soils, planting, irrigation, pruning, cultural practices, pest control, stone fruits, fruit trees, nuts, vines and much more. This course is for the serious grower! All you need to know to set up a successful fruit growing […]

An essential introduction to the fruit growing industry for temperate climates. Gain important skills for successful fruit growing. Learn orchard management, soils, planting, irrigation, pruning, cultural practices, pest control, stone fruits, fruit trees, nuts, vines and much more. This course is for the serious grower! All you need to know to set up a successful fruit growing […]

Fuchsias Online Course

An intensive course on the growth and culture of fuchsias.  Learn everything you ever wanted to know about fuchsias, from soil management and feeding to pruning and propagation. Discover how fuchsias are classified into several major groups, the characteristics of those groups and how/where to grow different types to achieve the best results. Course Aims: […]

An intensive course on the growth and culture of fuchsias.  Learn everything you ever wanted to know about fuchsias, from soil management and feeding to pruning and propagation. Discover how fuchsias are classified into several major groups, the characteristics of those groups and how/where to grow different types to achieve the best results. Course Aims: […]

Garden Centre Management Online Course

Garden Centre Management Distance Learning Course.  An extensive course which covers all areas of managing garden centres.  Designed to train garden centre management staff.  Developed in conjunction with major retailers and tutors.  Highly experienced and qualified industry experts as tutors. Study in your own time and at your own pace. Course Aims: Classify and identify […]

Garden Centre Management Distance Learning Course.  An extensive course which covers all areas of managing garden centres.  Designed to train garden centre management staff.  Developed in conjunction with major retailers and tutors.  Highly experienced and qualified industry experts as tutors. Study in your own time and at your own pace. Course Aims: Classify and identify […]

Garden History Course Sale!

An understanding of garden history can provide a wonderful foundation for improving your garden design skills. This is garden history course is not only for students of garden design, but also for practicing professional designers, and horticulturists who wish to broaden their understanding of gardens across many countries and over the centuries. Based upon curriculum […]

An understanding of garden history can provide a wonderful foundation for improving your garden design skills. This is garden history course is not only for students of garden design, but also for practicing professional designers, and horticulturists who wish to broaden their understanding of gardens across many countries and over the centuries. Based upon curriculum […]

Garden Maintenance Online Course

Proper garden maintenance will save you time and money.   Learn how with this course. Understand the shortcuts to have a good looking garden without huge amounts of time and money.Highly respected and qualified industry experts as tutors.Learn more about garden maintenance. Course Aims: Evaluate the maintenance needs and develop a plan for maintaining a […]

Proper garden maintenance will save you time and money.   Learn how with this course. Understand the shortcuts to have a good looking garden without huge amounts of time and money.Highly respected and qualified industry experts as tutors.Learn more about garden maintenance. Course Aims: Evaluate the maintenance needs and develop a plan for maintaining a […]

Geraniums & Pelargoniums Online Course

Learn all about geraniums and pelargoniums.  There is more to Geranium and Pelargoniums than meets the eye! These wonderful plants have been seen on our window boxes for hundreds of years and are a big part of many garden lovers lives. Learn ways to maintain them to optimum performance. Learn how to avoid problems that […]

Learn all about geraniums and pelargoniums.  There is more to Geranium and Pelargoniums than meets the eye! These wonderful plants have been seen on our window boxes for hundreds of years and are a big part of many garden lovers lives. Learn ways to maintain them to optimum performance. Learn how to avoid problems that […]

Green Keeping A (Introduction) Online Course

When planning a new lawn, or renovating an old one, it is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of different grasses, and why certain grasses are used in preference to others. The intended or actual use (and maintenance) of a particular area is the deciding factor. This course teaches you about the different grasses, the […]

When planning a new lawn, or renovating an old one, it is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of different grasses, and why certain grasses are used in preference to others. The intended or actual use (and maintenance) of a particular area is the deciding factor. This course teaches you about the different grasses, the […]

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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.