The World’s First Online Gardening for Wildlife Course

By Alex N


3 September 2013


The World’s First Online Gardening for Wildlife Course  

Virtual Gardening School, MyGardenSchool, and The Royal Horticultural Society have teamed up to launch their first in a series of joint online gardening courses

Today, the RHS announces the launch of the world’s first global online gardening for wildlife course- to educate people on  planting and creating attractive habitats for wildlife in their gardens. The course is bookable from September 7 via both The RHS and The MyGardenSchool websites.

The four week online only course is unique in that you get video lectures, weekly assignments, a downloadable e-book, and an online classroom with personal feedback from a world expert throughout the course. The gardening for wildlife course is tutored by acclaimed horticulturist and RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal record holder, Andy McIndoe who students will meet and have their work marked by in the virtual classroom.  The Gardening for Wildlife course starts on the first Saturday of every month, costs £145 and is only bookable two months in advance.

Dan Wolfe, Director of Marketing at The RHS, said: “Both organisations are passionate about educating the next gardening generation online, so it was a natural fit for us all to join forces and help to bring a global audience the opportunity to learn more about gardening for wildlife via the internet.  Not everyone can always get to face-to-face courses and lectures, and yet we feel that everyone should have the opportunity to learn from a gardening expert, wherever you are in the world.”

RHS Advisory and RHS Education teams have been heavily involved in the production of the course from conception through to delivery.  Photography has been supplied by world-leading wildlife photographer, David Tipling.   The course is bookable now via or


 RHS Courses

For more information about MyGardenSchool,please contact Elspeth Briscoe at MyGardenSchool, Tel: 07884267306,

For more information about the RHS please contact Ed Horne in the RHS Press Office on 0207 821 3356 or


MyGardenSchool is the world's first online gardening school where students can learn from gardening experts about how to do absolutely everything in the garden from keeping bees or hens, landscaping, design, growing vegetables and herbs, building treehouses or growing the perfect roses. And everything in between. All of our tutors are outstanding in their field (and gardens), being accomplished gardeners and acclaimed gardening writers. Gardening courses are four weeks long, and video tutorials are delivered weekly, together with course notes and assignments assessed by your tutor. You also get to chat to your tutor online, as well as your classmates, in the 'virtual classroom'. MyGardenSchool will teach you everything about gardening – virtually. But don't take our word for it - check out our course pages here:

About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood for the encouragement and improvement of the science, art and practice of horticulture. We held our first flower shows in 1820, were granted a Royal Charter in 1861 and acquired RHS Garden Wisley, the first of our gardens, in 1903. From our first meetings in a small room off London’s Piccadilly, we have grown to become the world’s largest gardening charity.

Today the RHS is committed to providing a voice for all gardeners. We are driven by a simple love of plants and a belief that gardeners make the world a better place. 209 years on we continue to safeguard and advance the science, art and practice of horticulture, creating displays that inspire people to garden. In all aspects of our work we help gardeners develop by sharing our knowledge of plants, gardens and the environment.


RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 0845 130 4646, or visit


RHS Registered Charity No. 222879/SC038262    





Alex N

I'm passionate about online learning, and lucky enough to work for Learning with Experts. Most recent course: The Pie Shop with River Cottage's Tom Morrell. Next course: Container Gardening with Chris Beardshaw.

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