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RHS Level 2: Choosing, establishing & maintenance of garden plants & lawns

25 February 2016 13:00

RHS Level 2Are you a keen gardener, passionate about plants and wanting to learn more? Or do you want to start a career in horticulture?

Learn how to choose plants, when to plant them and then how to look after them.

This course starts on Thursday 18th September 1-3.30pm 6 weekly sessions. 

Course Overview

The course is taught through talks; demonstrations and a range of activities both in the classroom and out in the gardens (weather permitting).  Please come dressed in suitable clothing for the weather (i.e. waterproof jackets and wear suitable shoes). Also bring pen and paper.

Week 1 - Seasonal Displays: annuals, containers & bedding.
Week 2 - Aquatics: types, planting and aftercare.
Week 3 - Alpines: types, planting and aftercare.
Week 4 - Herbaceous Periennials: choosing for different situations and aftercare.
Week 5 - Woody Plants including planting and pruning.
Week 6 - Lawns: establishing, maintainence, and other things to do with grass.


This course is a module of the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture.  The RHS Level 2 is taught at Ness on a rolling programme of eight modules, each lasting 6 weeks. You can begin at the start of any module and study as many modules as you like.

Find out more about the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture


Suitable for:

18+. There are no formal entry requirements; although the course is aimed at gardeners with some experience or those who have completed some level 1 courses.

What does it cost?

£65  (£60 Friends & UoL staff) per module

Do I need to book a place?

Yes - Contact Ness Gardens t. 0151 7956300 (10am-4pm) or at the admissions desk on your next visit.

Venue Details

Bulley Room & the Gardens

For tickets call 0845 0304063