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:-
14th September, 12th October, 9th November, 7th December, 11th January 2017, 15th February,
15th March, 5th April, 10th May, 14th June.
The Dates for the academic year 2017-2018 are:- 13th September 2017, 11th October, 8th November, 6th December, 10th January 2018, 14th February, 14th March, 11th April, 9th May and 13th June
This is one of two certificate courses run by the The Plant School. Students who complete the
course work to a satisfactory standard will be considered for the certificate at the end of the course.
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.