A five-week practical and theory-based course in which participants will learn the basics of horticulture.


  • Wednesday 5 June 5.30pm to 7.30pm: Course Introduction. Plant naming.
  • Wednesday 12 June 5.30pm to 7.30pm: Soils.
  • Saturday 15 June 12.30pm to 4.30pm: Practical.
  • Wednesday 19 June 5.30pm to 7.30pm: Plant functions.
  • Wednesday 26 June 5.30pm to 7.30pm: Pest, disease and disorders.
  • Wednesday 3 July 5.30pm to 7.30pm: Propagation. Closing presentation.

Learning outcomes

  • plant names and classification
  • plant functions
  • pests, disease and disorders
  • plant propagation
  • tree and shrub planting (practical)