A course on practical garden management including some of the science behind it. It covers some practical skills that are not part of the RHS level 2 and 3 courses.

Masterclass (North Moreton) - Master Gardening Group

 AoPH Masterclass Master Gardening Group

A course on practical garden management, including some of the science behind it.

 It covers some practical skills that are not part of the RHS level 2 and 3 courses, and runs over two years as a rolling programme.

Year 2 (2017-18)

October gardening for wildlife; seed collection and storage. Project: plan a garden to encourage wildlife

November - trees - identification,  measurement, inspection and assessment for pests and diseases. Project: complete a tree survey proforma

January - fruit growing, including pests and diseases and propagation. Project: planning a fruit garden for maximum cropping

February - rose growing, including pruning and training climbers; pests and diseases. Project: design a rose garden

March - Growing less common vegetables; propagating alpines. Project: a seasonal growing plan for unusual vegetables

April - Managing a small glasshouse for propagation; dealing with pests and diseases under glass. Project: Propagation programme for a small greenhouse.

May- identifying  spring wildflowers; propagation of succulents and cacti. Project: wildflower identification proforma (spring)

June- summer wildflowers and seasonal propagation techniques. Project: wildflower identification proforma (summer)

Late June - using garden machinery

Sessions will include some seasonal plant identifications.

Dates and times - This is a rolling programme; you can attend one session or all nine sessions in a year.

Join the full programme on  12th October 2017 for nine sessions

Or attend any of the following days:

12th October, 9th November 2017,

11th January, 1st February,  8th March, 19th April, 3rd May, 7th June, 28th June 2018

This course runs from 09.30 to 15.30 each day.

What qualification will I get? On completion of the nine separate sessions you will be given a course completion certificate from the Academy of Practical Horticulture.

What is the enrolment process? 1. Talk to us first to ensure that there is a place available on the course2. Complete an enrolment form on line, ensure you provide ALL of the details requested. 3. Payment options are: cash or cheque on the first day of the course, BACS or PayPal seven days before the start day of the course.

Cost: £395.00 plus V.A.T. at £79.00 for the complete course, total payable £474.00, or £ 55.00  plus V.A.T, per session, total payable £ 66.00.

What else do I need to know? This is predominantly a practical course, therefore you need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and safety footwear for all practical sessions.

What can I do after this course? You would be welcome to attend any of the short course or masterclasses that we offer, or perhaps (if not already studying one of them) one of the Royal Horticultural Society Courses at one of our centres.


 For a copy of the course leaflet click here