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
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.
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
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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