Everyday Gardening Essentials

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Horticulture & Plant Science HR177E07/24/1 Short Course

Course Information

Come and develop your horticultural skills in the stunning historical grounds of Kingston Maurward. A friendly hands-on course aimed at the enthusiastic amateur gardener looking to polish their practical skills and gain a better understanding of the key tasks for year-round gardening success.
Suitable for everyone; from gardeners looking to expand their gardening know-how to those planning a horticultural career change.
The course meets every Thursday morning during term time. No exams or tests, just great practical experience.

“Loving it! Learning a lot from the course and really enjoying putting it into practice in the glasshouses, lovely grounds at Kingston Maurward and at home.” From a 22-23 course participant.


  • College Certificate
Course Content
  • The skills you’ll gain are based on the gardening calendar, covering:
    - Garden planning and design principles
    - Pruning for fruit and flower
    - Propagation from seed and cuttings
    - Tree planting and maintenance
    - Vegetable cultivation under protection and outdoor
    - Gardening for wildlife
    - Soil testing, conditioning and improvement
    - Identification of common weeds, pests and diseases

Entry Requirements
  • An interest in practical garden techniques with an enthusiasm to develop better skills.
Next Steps
  • For those who are seeking professional horticultural employment, the College offers a number of Royal Horticultural Society courses.

Career Opportunities
  • This course is aimed at enthusiastic amateur gardeners.

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
12-Sep-2024 (Only 42 days left to apply) 26-Jun-2025 9.30 a.m. 12.30 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Day of the week Number of sessions
Thu 33
Course Fees
Fee (Short Course Full Fee) £850.00

Materials Required

Clothing suitable for working outside and gardening gloves. Robust footwear with non-slip soles. A flask of something hot for cold days, and cool for warm days, we are outside 99% of the time!

What's next?

Is this course for you? Go ahead and book online now. If you'd like more information we are happy to answer any questions.