Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 09:00

Duchy College Rosewarne is thrilled to announce that it will be hosting the Eden Project as the college launches a short course programme in the spring aimed at amateur gardeners. 

The Eden horticultural team are launching their leisure learning courses which will be taught at the College from March 2012. The courses are perfect for anyone wishing to get hands-on experience and learn more about how to look after their own garden or allotment.

The first five week course – How to be a Good Gardener – commences on Friday 9th March and aims to guide learners through the basics in a practical and informative way looking at everything from sowing seeds, taking cuttings and soil making to plant care, maintenance and vegetable growing. Sessions will last two and half hours and will take place weekly in the College’s Garden Design Room.

Don Murray, Eden's Chair of Horticulture, said: "The Eden Project is an inspirational place to practice horticulture and over the years we have built up a very knowledgeable and talented team of horticulturists. We are very proud to be working with Duchy College Rosewarne which is swiftly developing into a national centre of excellence for Horticulture, providing a top quality standard of education.  Combined the two organisations make for a great team."

Andrew Counsell, Head of Duchy College, said: “We are extremely proud to be welcoming the Eden team to Duchy College, the partnership is a joining of resources and horticultural knowledge.”

The second course – Sustainable Gardening – starts in April and focuses on gardening methods which are particularly relevant in the 21st century. 

For more information on these courses or to enrol please call Louise Williamson on 01209 722119 or email