Know Your Garden

9:30am — 4:00pm

Medicinal garden

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture

Have you always wanted to understand what a full year in the garden looks like and how to succeed? 

Then this course will suit you, as it covers "A Year in the Garden", giving you the opportunity to focus on a wide range of horticultural practices and techniques throughout the year.

This will be of interest to:

  • Keen gardeners, hoping to or wanting to improve their gardening skills,
  • Those looking for confidence to take that step into employment in the horticulture industry 
  • As well as self-employed gardeners wishing to up-skill and broaden their professional knowledge.

The diploma covers a wide range of horticultural practices including but not limited to;

  • Propagation,
  • Ground preparation, 
  • Seasonal garden maintenance,
  • Plant selection and identification, 
  • Plant establishment and health
  • Lawn care. 


Course details

Dates & Location

In order to apply, please click on your preferred date:

Monday 16th September 2024 - Monday 23rd June 2025 - 9:30 - 16:00

Tuesday 17th September 2024 - Tuesday 24th June 2025 - 9:30 - 16:00




9:30am - 4pm

1 day a week

40 weeks



This course could be FREE.  

If you are unemployed and in receipt of state benefits or working and your income is under £20,319* you could be entitled to financial support towards the course fees or even study for free.

*As of September 2024 this will rise to £25,000

Entry Requirements

Previous experience is not necessary; a general interest in horticulture, plants and their requirements is all you need.

Steel toe capped boots are required for this course, you may wish to bring your own secateurs. 

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