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Special offer - now only £25! Save money and personalise your garden by creating your own hanging basket or summer planter to take home at the end of the session.
Why Study Here
Merrist Wood College has an excellent reputation in the horticulture industry. All of our courses are delivered on our 400-acre campus by expert tutors, with extensive industry experience. The College has large nurseries housing a diverse range of plant and tree species, dedicated gardens, specialist hand tools, machinery and equipment.
Our short courses provide you with the opportunity to learn a new skills or hobby, or 'have a go' before a potential career change. You could also progress on to one of our wide range of Horticulture course, including professional qualifications validated by the Royal Horticultural Society.
This short course is suitable for those with an interest in gardening and horticulture, but especially if your thinking of buying or revitalising your containers and baskets.
Apply direct – no interview necessary
No formal entry requirements.
This is a hands on, practical session led by a member of our expert horticulture team.
You could complete further short courses in various aspects of horticulture and garden maintenance, or complete a full/part-time study in horticulture with our City and Guilds or RHS qualifications.
All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.
There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').