Gardening Courses

Our online gardening, horticulture and garden design courses are taught by expert gardeners, horticulture professionals, garden designers, and tutors including Piet Oudolf, Chris Beardshaw, Dr Noel Kingsbury, Annie Guilfoyle and Sally Nex. Join an online gardening course at any time, and learn with practical garden projects.

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Your gardening course includes:

An online classroom with up to 20 other gardening enthusiasts. Video tutorials led by your tutor & assignments to demonstrate your new gardening skills. Lifetime access to video tutorials, notes and your online classroom.

How it works:

Sign up and join the online class. Watch video tutorials led by an expert gardener. Practice as you learn with inspiring gardening assignments. Chat to your fellow classmates in your online classroom.

Peer or Expert option?

Peer level – Enjoy the benefits of group learning, share your ideas, collaborate and chat directly to classmates. Expert level – Includes personal feedback from your tutor who will mark your assignments and provide gardening advice and tips.

Online gardening courses – your questions answered

  • What's the difference between Expert or Peer options for gardening courses?

    At Peer and Expert level, you get access to the same core content and features:

    • Video lesson tutorials led by your expert tutor
    • Downloadable lesson notes
    • Option to practise what you learn with lesson assignments
    • Group learning within an online interactive classroom of up to 20 classmates
    • Lifetime access to videos, notes and classroom

    If you choose Expert level, you get all of the above plus the following:

    • Personal assignment feedback and gardening or horticulture advice from your tutor
    • Chat to your tutor and ask questions through direct messages
    • Certificate of completion
  • What is an online classroom?

    Our online classroom has been developed to allow you to learn from our experts in a sociable environment alongside up to 20 other gardening students.

    After each video tutorial led by your expert, you will be encouraged to practice what you have learned with optional gardening assignments - these can be seen by the other students in your class, who are free to share their own thoughts and questions with you.

    We recommend you take part in class discussion where you can discuss your garden design ideas, share gardening experiences, ask questions, post images or work, and comment on each other’s assignments. It’s a great way to learn horticulture experts as well as from other like-minded people from around the world, who share your passion for gardening.

    Our online gardening classrooms have been built to enhance group learning, which has been shown to improve the experience of studying and also how well you retain the knowledge.

  • When can I start my course and how long will it take?

    You can start your course any time within 12 months after receipt of your purchase confirmation email. Once you start, you’ll have lifetime access — meaning you can revisit the lesson videos and notes whenever you want.

    Our courses are designed so that you can study at your own pace, some prefer to binge learn while others like to spread their studying over a longer period of time - it’s completely up to you. To give you a rough time frame, each gardening lesson video is approximately 30-40 minutes long, and we recommend that you spend around an hour on each assignment.

  • How often can I speak with the Expert?

    If you choose the Expert option, the time you have to interact with your gardening tutor is limited to the length of the course. You will have one week per lesson to chat to your tutor and to have your gardening assignments marked, and during this period you can ask them as many questions as you would like.

    To find out the length of each course, go to the gardening course page and look at the course outline to see how many lessons it contains. e.g. a four lesson course assumes that you will have completed the assignments within four weeks.

    The time you have to interact with your tutor starts as soon as you enter the classroom. If you find that you are struggling to complete the assignments in time, just get in contact with one of the team via the chat icon at the bottom of the page and we will help you out.

Gardening classroom - how it works

  • Start anytime

    Watch video tutorials led by expert tutors

    Watch video tutorials led by expert tutors
  • Test yourself

    Practice what you learn with inspiring assignments

    Practice what you learn with inspiring assignments
  • Personal tuition

    Get assignment feedback from expert tutors

    Get assignment feedback from expert tutors
  • Share ideas

    Collaborate and chat directly to classmates

    Collaborate and chat directly to classmates

Awards & Accreditations

  • Royal Horticultural Society - Approved Centre 2023-2024
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • CPD Accredited (provider 50276)
  • Digital Education Awards 2023 Winner for Digital Health and Wellbeing Learning Product of the Year
  • Digital Education Awards 2023 Winner for Adult Home Learning Product of the Year