English Gardening School
Provides a range of professional and amateur courses on the more serious aspects of gardening; provides a prospectus, how to apply, testimonials, and contacts. Based in London.
Garden Design School
An independent provider of garden design vocational training courses, offering one year diplomas and a number of shorter courses; with a prospectus, details of venues, reviews, and advice for people thinking of a career in the sector.
BBC Gardening's guide to qualifications and courses available to gardeners.
Grants for Horticulturalists
Information on grants and bursaries available from organisations in the UK for horticultural projects, exchanges and travel.
Historic and Botanic Gardens Bursary Scheme
Enables enthusiastic and committed horticulturalists to increase their horticultural and other technical skills through practically based training placements, in a range of historic and botanic gardens.
Oxford College of Garden Design
Offers distance learning courses in garden design; includes a prospectus, application details and prices, and tutor profiles.
A national awarding body offering a range of accredited qualifications for both professional horticulturists and keen gardeners. provides a comprehensive guide to qualifications available, with details of courses provided directly by the RHS.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Provides a diverse range of education programmes for people of all ages, from primary school to PhD, amateur and professional; with a prospectus, information about courses and qualifications, and how to apply or book.