Leisure Gardening

An informative – but accessible – introduction to popular gardening themes

This course came about following a number of enquiries for a programme that was informative without being too demanding in terms of content and time. It has been designed as a gentle, shortish introduction to key gardening principles, with lots of practical ideas you can use in your garden day-to-day. The focus is on popular gardening themes including: improving your soil; lawn care; flowers (including herbaceous borders and roses); growing, storing and preserving fruit and vegetables; and growing in a greenhouse. On completion you should feel more confident in your gardening abilities, ready to try out new things, and perhaps inspired to do further study!

  • Ideal if you want to improve your gardening knowledge, but want a course that is not too demanding/intimidating
  • Flexible home-study learning so you can fit your learning around your work and life
  • Quality course material and excellent tutor support – to help you achieve your goals
  • On successful completion you will receive an HCC Certificate
  • Suitable for both non-professional and amateur and professional gardeners
  • No previous experience needed

How the course works

Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol. You can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

This flexibility makes it easy to fit learning around work and family commitments.

The extensive course materials have been developed by gardening experts and are clear and straightforward, so your studying is easy and enjoyable. As you complete each lesson, your tutor will promptly return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance. (You can also contact your tutor or the support team for help at any point during your studies.)

The course includes all the required study materials.

There is no formal examination. On successful completion you will be awarded an HCC Certificate. You have 2 years to complete the course.

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