The Tree Course – The unique course.
The Tree Course is the second core educational course for The Plant School. The lecturers are Tony Kirkham, Head of The Arboretum, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, John Anderson, Keeper of the Savill and Valley Gardens and Glynn Percival lectures on pests and diseases and Susyn Andrews, who has 30 years experience working at the Herbarium, Kew, lectures on tree naming and classification.
This unique course introduces the student to a deeper understanding of trees. It runs one day a month and is aimed at enthusiasts who are committed to learn more about trees. It is based in Central London with lectures and exclusive visits at the Savill and Valley Gardens and at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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 plantsand 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:-
21st September 2016, 19th October, 16th November, 14th December, 18th January 2017, 22nd February, 22nd March, 12th April, 17th May and 21st June.
The dates are 20th September 2017,18th October, 15th November, 13th December, 17th January 2018, 21st February,21st March,18th April, 16th May and 20th 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 £1595.00 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.