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 an existing garden, including seasonal tasks, tools, plant diseases, pruning and propagation and the kitchen garden.
Assessing your garden & making a garden plan
Appraising and analysing the site, nature of the soil, aspect and existing planting and hard landscaping. Surroundings.
Plant anatomy: how plants work
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. The binomial system & Latin names.
Getting the garden into shape
Before considering replanting. Clearing the site and using or moving existing plants.
Planning new plantings
Choosing plants for structure. Hedging and attracting wildlife.
Choosing & buying plants
Trees, climbers, shrubs, perennials and bulbs. What to look for and why.
Pruning, progagating, 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.
Water, lighting, furniture. Thinking to the future.
The EGS Distance Learning tutors have been trained at the English Gardening School by many of today’s leading garden designers, horticulturists and plantsmen. Our course attracts Distance Learning students from all over the world, who often use the course as a stepping stone to a new career.
You will need a garden to use while on the course, either your own or a friend’s garden. The therapeutic effect of gardening is well known and the course is an enjoyable learning curve.
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