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Gardening Qualifications

There are various ways to achieve a horticultural qualification - often for less than the cost of a good lawnmower. Whatever aspect of horticulture you are involved in, there will be relevant courses and qualifications available. Gardening courses can range from 6 months to a few years depending on the level of expertise you require.  More information about gardening qualifications can be found below.

We encourage gardeners to seek formal training for their personal and professional development. Many of our members have more than one qualification.

Click on each course provider for more information:


City and Guilds / NPTC

Horticultural Colleges

Royal Horticultural Society

Womens Farm and Garden Association