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Teaching Horticulture Since 1979
 
Teaching staff with "hands on", current  industry experience 

Preferred member Training Provider with the Australian Institute of Horticulture
 
Member  (UK) Institute of Horticulture Careers Advisory Board
 
 Writers of books, magazines, courses, industry leaders with a well established international reputation, all goes to support our long standing industry reputation. 
 


NEW BOOKS BY OUR PRINCIPAL
-available through our online bookshop 


Garden Pests and Diseases Video
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Learn how to identify common plant pests and diseases, including caterpillars, aphids, beetles, mildews, botrytis and others.

How to Grow Vegetables Video
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A fascinating introduction to growing vegetables in your own garden.

Garden Styles Video
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This new video covers some basic concepts of Garden Design by reviewing common garden styles: Mediterranean, Water Gardens, Oriental, Modern and more.

 



How to Succeed in Horticulture?
 
  • Understand that a course is only the start -Studying provides a foundation that makes it easier to understand how plants grow, easier to identify problems, easier to remember plant names and easier to experiment and develop sound practical skills.
  • It may be convenient to think a course will teach you all of the theory and practical skills you need for a successful career; but that is unrealistic in an industry as complicated as horticulture, and a world that is changing as fast as ours doues
 
Our courses focus on helping you learn.
 
After more than 35 years of teaching and watching graduates develop careers; we realize that "passing exams" and "getting qualifications comes a distant second to "what you learn"
 
Some of the best qualified people in horticulture often struggle to succeed; while others who have a lot of knowledge and skill, can frequently become industry leaders, despite having few (and sometimes no) qualifications
 
YOU SHOULD STUDY TO LEARN....
STUDYING TO BECOME QUALIFIED IS A VERY LIMITED APPROACH TO DEVELOPING A CAREER!