RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture

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.

CPH Handbook Glasgow 2022

*Please note this is not an RHS course.

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