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
Tuition:
Study at your own pace from 1-3 years to complete
One-to-one tutorial
6 marked projects including plant study
Next Course:
Available now
Cost:
£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.

How to Apply

To apply click on the 'Apply For This Course' button. For help or further information contact us by email at info@englishgardeningschool.co.uk

Apply for this course

Other Distance Learning Courses

Distance

Garden Design

For those who cannot attend in person, this correspondence course guides you step-by-step through the garden design process and can be an introduction to a new career

Design or rethink your own garden. Takes you through drawing up a plan, planning the space, hard landscape layout and planting plans, plus how to draw up your proposals. Surveying, site analysis and appraisal Learn how to survey the garden using running dimensions, offsets and triangulation. Gain ...

View this course

Distance Learning Course Application Form

    You must accept our terms and conditions to apply. To read the terms and conditions please click here
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.