Updated 3rd December 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, 23th March
CPH02 Soil Care – Saturday, 6th April
CPH03 Feeding & Watering – Saturday, 13th April
CPH04 Seed Propagation – Saturday, 20th April
CPH05 Vegetative Propagation – Sunday, 21st April
CPH06 Growing Media & Potting – Saturday, 27th April
CPH07 Planting – Saturday, 11th May
CPH08 Pruning & Training – Sunday, 12th May
Revision Day – Saturday, 18th May
Assessment – Saturday, 1st June
CPH01 Looking at Plants – Saturday, 17th August
CPH02 Soil Care – Saturday, 24th August
CPH03 Feeding & Watering – Saturday, 31st August
CPH04 Seed Propagation – Saturday, 7th September
CPH05 Vegetative Propagation – Saturday, 14th September
CPH06 Growing Media & Potting – Saturday, 21st September
CPH07 Planting – Saturday, 5th October
CPH08 Pruning & Training – Sunday, 6th October
Revision Day – Sunday, 20th October
Assessment – Saturday, 2nd November