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Choosing, establishing & maintenance of garden plants & lawns

Tuesday 14 November 2017 13:00

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This is a unit of the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture and starts on Tuesday 14 November 1-3.30pm 6 weekly sessions. The unit is also taught on a Thursday starting 19th September

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 uses in garden design, when to plant them and then how to look after them.

Week 1 - Seasonal Displays: annuals, containers & bedding.
 
Week 2 - Aquatic plants: types, use in garden design, planting and aftercare.
 
Week 3 - Alpine plants: types, use in garden design, 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 units 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