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UK Gardening Education

Capel Manor College

Middlesex horticultural school offering course details and how to apply.

Edinburgh Garden School

Specialist provider of online gardening courses and horticulture qualifications for leisure and professional gardeners; includes a prospectus, prices, and testimonials.

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.

Gardening Courses

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.

The Horticultural Correspondence College

Offers a wide range of courses for general interest gardeners and those looking to start professionally; with a catalogue, prices, and contacts.

The Institute for Garden and Landscape History

Promotes the study and development of gardens, designed landscapes and parks; includes information about their programme of events, projects, news, and resources.

Oxford College of Garden Design

Offers distance learning courses in garden design; includes a prospectus, application details and prices, and tutor profiles.

RHS Qualifications

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.

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