The Specialist Plant Course – For the student who already has a good knowledge of plants.
This course aims to provide a deeper understanding of current planting ideas and plant combinations. A proportion of the days on this course involve visits to well established gardens and plant collections. National plant collections and notable private gardens are visited to look at both the plant species and the many cultivars available to garden designers and gardeners. Each visit is hosted by either holders of plant collections, garden and nursery owners or head gardeners who share their expert knowledge on their plants.
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 Thursdays:-
14th September, 12th October,9th November, 7th December, 11th January 2017, 15th February,
15th March, 12th April, 10th May, 14th June.
The course dates are 13th September 2018, 11th October, 15th November, 6th December, 10th January 2019, 14th February, 14th March, 11th April, 9th May and 13th June.
This is not a certificate course.
The fees for the course are £995.00 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.