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 are 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:-
12th September, 10th October, 14th November, 5th December, 9th January 2029, 13th February,
12th March, 9th April, 7th May, 11th 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 £1195.00 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.