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RHS Level 3 Selection and use of landscaping elements in the Garden

02 November 2016 13:00 - 07 December 2016 16:00

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?

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.

This module starts on Wednesday 2nd November 1-4pm 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 - Use of hard landscaping features in garden design.

Week 2 - Suitability of hard landscaping materials and features - accessibility & safety.

Week 3 - Use of soft landscaping features in garden design - Trees, hedges, shrubs, seasonal displays & containers.

Week 4 - Use of soft landscaping features in garden design; herbaceous borders, meadows & lawns

Week 5 - Use of soft landscaping features in garden design; living walls & green roofs

Week 6 - Developing and using planting plans.


This course is a module of the RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of 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.

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


Who is it suitable for?

18+. There are no formal entry requirements; although the course is aimed at gardeners with experience or those who have completed the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture or equivalent.

What does it cost?

£70 per module (No concessions)

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 Garden

For tickets call 0845 0304063