RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture - Garden Planning, Establishment & Maintenance

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Horticulture HR121E07/19/1 Short Course

Course Information

An updated version of the well-respected RHS Certificate designed to fit around work commitments. You will study plant selection, lawn maintenance, fruit and vegetable production, and garden survey and design. This forms part of the suite of Level 2 RHS


  • Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning Establishment and Maintenance (QCF)
Course Content
  • The units covered are:
    Understanding garden features, plant selection and planning
    Understanding the choice, establishment and maintenance of garden plants and lawns
    Understanding the production of outdoor vegetables and fruit
    Understanding protected environments and their use in plant cultivation
Entry Requirements
  • Although there are no formal entry requirements, students need to be literate and numerate. If you have any concerns please contact us.
    Minimum age is 16 years
    Tetanus protection is recommended.
Next Steps
  • RHS Level 2 Certificate: Plant Growth, Propagation and Development (HR147)
    RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture (HR156)
    RHS Level 3 - Certificate in Practical Horticulture (HR141)
Career Opportunities
  • Self employed gardener
    Gardener in historic gardens
    Nursery worker
    Garden Centre worker

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
11-Sep-2019 (Already Started) 17-Jun-2020 1.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Day of the week Number of sessions
Wed 34
Course Fees
Tuition fees (Part time standard) £500.00
Registration fees (Part time standard) £100.00
Reservation fees (Part time standard) £50.00


Materials Required

Basic stationery - pens, pencils, notepad, lever arch file, dividers, etc.
Protective overall and steel toe-capped boots - all protective equipment will be inspected by the course instructor.
Waterproof clothing.

What's next?

Applications for this course are now closed. If you'd like to know when there will be another or need more information we are happy to answer any questions.