Our gardening courses are ideal for anyone who wants to develop their practical gardening skills and knowledge, whether you're:

  • a keen amateur
  • beginning a career in horticulture
  • thinking of changing your career and going into horticulture.

The programme of eight one-day practical gardening sessions is taught by experts in the Eden Horticultural Team.

 "The way the staff pass on their passion is contagious."

Megan Lodge, participant

What you'll learn

This course will cover the basic understanding of soil cultivation techniques, basic soil analysis and the general properties of soil. Potential problems of soils will be addressed, including poor structure and nutrient deficiencies. Soil analysis techniques will be shown, and the range of materials that can be composted will be demonstrated. Application rates and uses of organic materials will be shown.