The Plant Course – An Introduction to plants.
This is one of the two core courses for The Plant School and is based at The Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, London, with days at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park. The course aims to give the student a good grounding in plant knowledge and runs one day a month through the academic year. It is ideal for enthusiasts who although they have other interests are committed to learning more about plants. Visiting lecturers talk on their specific subjects and there are practical plant visits. No prior qualifications are required for this course.
The course covers the following subjects over a total of 10 days.
There is one project set to run over the whole course. This is on a specific topic related to plants and takes up one further day per month. It is assessed and marked and contributes towards the final course marks. There are also a series of eight homeworks designed to extend the range and understanding of topics covered by the student during the course. These are assessed and marked and contribute towards the final course marks. They are expected to take between ½ to 1 day each.
The course runs on the following Wednesdays:-
13th September, 11th October, 8th November, 6th December, 10th January 2018, 14th February,
14th March, 11th April, 9th May, 13th June.
The Dates for the academic year 2018-2019 are 12th September 2018, 10th October, 14th November, 5th December, 9th January 2019, 13th February, 13th March, 10th April, 8th May and 12th June.
The fees for the course are £1350.00 and are payable in full before the beginning of the autumn
term. A place is confirmed on the course by sending a non-refundable deposit for £100.00 together
with the completed Plant School course application form.