Good Gardening Diploma

Course Type:
Learn to:
Garden design
Plant knowledge
One-Year Diploma course
Takes place on Tuesday each week (over three 10 week terms)
Times: 10.30am – 3.15pm
Next Course:
September 2019
Our internationally renowned signature course

One day a week, the course is taught over three 10 week terms and begins annually late September.  Covering the best in planting design, whilst training in the more serious aspects of horticultural techniques. Practical sessions are held at Sissinghurst Castle under the guidance of Troy Smith, head gardener and at Sandhill Farm House near Petersfield, home of Rosemary Alexander.  Lectures at the School led by Edward Flint and with Simon Hewitt, Kew trained and head gardener at The River Café. Exclusive visits to private gardens are an integral part of the course.  Termly instruction on drawing up professional planting plans helps students obtain work after the course.


We expect a high degree of commitment from our students. Work is graded on regular ongoing assessment and, provided the required standard is reached, the final marks are graded Distinction, Credit or Pass, our Diploma being held in high regard internationally and an asset in securing future work. Prospective students are advised to attend an information session which explains the work involved and the required level of commitment. Information sessions are being held regularly but please send an email to book and await our confirmation.

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