On this course you will learn about the different decorative merits of plants, how to create a hanging basket for each season

Short Course (Ryton and North Moreton) Hanging Baskets for All Seasons

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There are many options for creating colourful hanging baskets for seasonal display in the garden: it is possible to create long lasting displays exhibiting the very best seasonal (and possibly festive!) decorative merits.

On this course you will learn about the different decorative merits of plants, how to create a hanging basket for each season. The baskets you create will go home with you to enjoy!

This course covers the following:

Exploring the decorative merits of plants - shape, form, texture, foliage, flower, fruit, stem colour and scent

The use of colour -  the colour wheel, effective combinations of colour

Choice of suitable “baskets” - natural and artificial containers, advantages and disadvantages

Choice of growing media - types, advantages and disadvantages, additives

Choice of suitable types of plant material, trees (parts of) , shrubs,  conifers, herbaceous perennials, bulbs, biennials, annuals, others?

Planting techniques - preparation of plants for planting, different methods

Feeding throughout the growing season


Creating a range of plant displays :

In autumn, creating a display for winter 

In winter creating a display for spring

In spring creating display for summer

In summer creating a display for autumn


Dates and times - This is a programme consisting of 4 separate days.

 28th September 2018, 7th December 2018, 22nd March 2019, 17th May 2019 at Ryton

27th September 2018, 6th December 2018,15th March 2019, 16th May 2019 at North Moreton

 This course runs from 09.30 to 15.30 each day.

What qualification will I get? On completion of the programme 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 course.  2. Complete an enrolment form on line, ensure you provide ALL of the details requested. 3. Payment options are: payment through the website using a credit/debit card or PayPal, alternatively cash or cheque on the first day of the course.

Cost:  £395.00 plus V.A.T. at £ 79.00 for the complete course, total payable £354.00

What else do I need to know? This is predominantly a practical course with some theory underpinning knowledge, therefore you need to wear comfortable casual  work clothing and for inclement weather some waterproofs would be ideal! Safety footwear is mandatory for all practical activities.

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.


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