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Gardening Qualifications

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City and Guilds / NPTC

Horticultural Colleges


Royal Horticultural Society

Womens Farm and Garden Association


The WFGA is a gardening charity providing training for over 100 years. Their short courses are not accredited but are an ideal way to practice new skills and can form part of your ongoing professional development. Training is available for men and women.

The WFGA is for anyone interested in gardening. Join the WFGA to make gardening friends, to visit gardens - for the day, for the weekend or for a longer tour, attend workshops on a large range of skills, make gardening contacts, get discounts on seeds and tools, be eligible for a fund to help your career change, to pop a question on the interactive Forum and don't forget the WRAGS horticultural training scheme - a unique opportunity for those who want to change direction in life


Starting a Gardening Business

Plants are important. If there were no plants then there would be no life. Make gardening your career. Read our short guide on How to start a career in garden maintenance.