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Choosing, establishing & maintenance of garden plants & lawns

Thursday 16 November 2017 13:00

This is a unit of the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture and starts on Thursday 16th November 1-3.30pm 6 weekly sessions. The unit is also taught on a Tuesday starting 14th November


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.

Learn how to choose plants, their variuos uses in garden design, when to plant them and then how to look after them.

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.


The RHS Level 2 is taught at Ness on a rolling programme of eight units, each lasting 6 weeks. You can begin at the start of any unit and study as many unit as you like.

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.

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


Venue Details

Bulley Room & the Gardens