Caring for Your Garden

Learn to:
Assessment of the site
Plant anatomy
Plant nomenclature & identification
Pruning, propagating, pests & diseases
Maintaining your garden and garden log
Study at your own pace from 1-3 years to complete
One-to-one tutorial
6 marked projects including plant study
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£495.00 plus postage
Distance Learning Course - Caring for your garden
Distance Learning Course - Caring for your garden
Correspondence course guiding you through the seasonal and routine tasks to make and maintain your own or a friend's garden

A practical course covering all the essential tasks needed to understand, restore or maintain and existing garden, including seasonal tasks, tools, plant diseases, pruning and propagation.

Assessment of the site

Appraising and analysing the site, nature of the soil, aspect and existing planting and hard landscaping.

Plant anatomy

Understand the anatomy of a plant from root structure and leaves to fruit and flowers. Choosing appropriate plants for your soil and climatic conditions.

Plant nomenclature & identification

Learn how plants are classified and the reasons behind the plant names and families.

 Pruning, propagating, pests & diseases

Understand the different methods of propagating healthy plants, tackling pests and diseases, early and late pruning and other seasonal tasks.

Maintaining your garden and garden log

Work out an appropriate maintenance plan so that you get the best out of your garden. Keep a garden log and enjoy your new found skill

Our Tutors

The EGS Distance Learning tutors have been trained at the English Gardening School by many of today’s leading garden designers, horticulturists, plantsmen and botanical painters. Our distance learning course students span over 20 different countries, and our central London base attracts Distance Learning students from all over the world, who often use the course as a stepping stone to a new career.

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