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 the experts in the Eden Horticultural Team. The eight sessions can be enjoyed one by one or taken as a complete course.

What you'll learn

This course focuses on a basic botanical understanding of the Plant Kingdom. Recognising that plants have adapted to specific habitats and have corresponding lifecycles and strategies to survive will be highlighted. The basic history and naming of plants will be covered, combined with recognition of key structural parts of plants, and their functions.

There will be emphasis on walking around the site and looking at specific plants and their adaptation to climate and habitat, along with their physical structure. Examining plants in the classroom will involve basic dissection and identification of parts and their purpose. Throughout, all activities will be taught with a relevance to practical gardening.

Find out about the full range of courses and the Certificate in Practical Horticulture.

This was a perfect mix of theory and practice.

Steve Pearson, participant

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 the experts in the Eden Horticultural Team. The eight sessions can be enjoyed one by one or taken as a complete course.

The way the staff pass on their passion is contagious.

Megan Lodge, participant

What you'll learn

This course will focus on the principles and methods of establishing plants in containers. The mixing of growing media and properties of different soil media will be demonstrated along with the use of different types and sizes of containers. Techniques for potting on plants of varying sizes will be shown.

Find out about the full range of courses and the Certificate in Practical Horticulture.

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