RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) Certificate in Practical Horticulture

at Glasgow Botanic Gardens

UPDATE 11th April 2023

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 co-ordinated 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.

*Please note this is not an RHS course.

Please fill in an application form if you would like to join the 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.  

Online Application Form

The course fees are £550. (Includes £50 non-refundable deposit)

For further enquiries about the Glasgow CPH please email: cphglasgow@gmail.com

You can access module information in the handbook below.

CPH Handbook Glasgow 2022

Spring course dates 2023

 CPH01 Looking at Plants – Saturday 25th March

 CPH02 Soil Care – Saturday 1st April

 CPH03 Feeding and Watering – Saturday 15th April

 CPH04 Seed Propagation – Saturday 22nd April

 CPH05 Vegetative Propagation – Sunday 23rd April

 CPH 06 Growing Media and Potting – Saturday 6th May

 CPH07 Planting – Sunday 7th May

 CPH08 Pruning and Training – Saturday 13th May

 Revision Day – Saturday 20th May

 Assessment – Saturday 3rd June

Summer  course dates 2023 

 CPH01 Looking at Plants – Saturday 19th August

 CPH02 Soil Care – Saturday 26th August

 CPH03 Feeding and Watering – Saturday 2nd September

 CPH04 Seed Propagation – Saturday 9th September

 CPH05 Vegetative Propagation – Saturday 16th September

 CPH 06 Growing Media and Potting – Saturday 30th September

 CPH07 Planting – Saturday 7th October

 CPH08 Pruning and Training – Sunday 8th October

 Revision Day – Saturday 28th October

 Assessment – Saturday 4th November