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RHS Level 3: Applied Plant Propagation

Wednesday 15 November 2017 13:00

RHS-QUALIFICATIONS-MARK-RGBv1Are you a keen gardener, passionate about plants and wanting to learn more? Do you want to start or develop your exisiting career in horticulture?


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.

This module provides an understanding of the relevance of plant anatomy and physiology to  propagation by seed, spores and vegetative methods. In addition the module examines the management of the production process, associated equipment and aftercare.

Week 1 - Seed anatomy & physiology.

Week 2 - Significance, types and uses of seed conservation.

Week 3 - Relevence of plant anatomy and physiology to vegetative propagation.

Week 4 - Propagation of plants by micro-propagation.

Week 5 - Methods of production used in commerical horticulture.

Week 6 - Methods of production used in commerical horticulture.


The RHS Level 3 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.

No formal entry requirements although we strongly recommend learners have completed a level 2 horticultural qualification or have equivalent experience.

Find out more about the RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture


Venue Details

Bulley Room & the Garden