Updated 22nd August 2023
The RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture* at Glasgow Botanic Gardens is a 10-day course that will give you the fundamental practical skills of a horticulturist.
The course is offered in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and is coordinated and delivered by Lisa Swift, Billy Kenny and the Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Tutors Billy, Lisa and other members of the Glasgow Botanic Gardens’ staff bring a wealth of horticultural knowledge and expertise to this project.
The course fees are £550, including £50 non-refundable deposit.
Please fill in an application form in the drop down below if you would like to join the course.
You can access module information in the handbook below.
*Please note this is not an RHS course.
Applications are accepted at any time. Once you have submitted your application you will be added to the waiting list for the next available course. Please check the course dates before applying.
|CPH01||Looking at Plants||Saturday, 19 August 2023|
|CPH02||Soil Care||Saturday, 26 August 2023|
|CPH03||Feeding & Watering||Saturday, 02 September 2023|
|CPH04||Seed Propagation||Saturday, 09 September 2023|
|CPH05||Vegetative Propagation||Saturday, 16 September 2023|
|CPH06||Growing Media & Potting||Saturday, 30 September 2023|
|CPH07||Planting||Saturday, 07 October 2023|
|CPH08||Pruning & Training||Sunday, 08 October 2023|
|Revision Day||Saturday, 28 October 2023|
|Assessment||Saturday, 04 November 2023|
|CPH01||Looking at Plants||Saturday, 23 March 2024|
|CPH02||Soil Care||Saturday, 06 April 2024|
|CPH03||Feeding & Watering||Saturday, 13 April 2024|
|CPH04||Seed Propagation||Saturday, 20 April 2024|
|CPH05||Vegetative Propagation||Sunday, 21 April 2024|
|CPH06||Growing Media & Potting||Saturday, 27 April 2024|
|CPH07||Planting||Saturday, 11 May 2024|
|CPH08||Pruning & Training||Sunday, 12 May 2024|
|Revision Day||Saturday, 18 May 2024|
|Assessment||Saturday, 01 June 2024|