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RHS: Protected Environment (8)Taught by Dr Noel Kingsbury

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  • Benefits of protected environments

  • Effective use

  • Materials used in protected environments

  • Reducing the threat of disease


The last module of the RHS Level 2 collection, here candidates will come to terms with the benefits and drawbacks of protected environments. They will discover the additional requirements to ensure such environments are functional, as well as considering which plants benefit most from this growing method.

The Curriculum

  • 1. Protected Environment

    This lesson introduces several forms of protected environment (ranging from greenhouses, to polythene tunnels, to cloches) explaining the possible benefits of each. You will also learn which plants can benefit most from growing in such an environment. Additionally you will be encouraged to consider the need for ventilation and irrigation, as well as the impact protected environments have on pests and diseases.

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Dr Noel Kingsbury is an acclaimed garden designer, best-selling author of numerous books and long-time collaborator of the renowned designer Piet Oudolf. With a doctorate from the University of Sheff...read more

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