Gardening Courses Dorset

If you'd like to study gardening full time, or are looking for a career in horticulture, and are based near Dorchester, Dorset (or can relocate) – we’d recommend Kingston Maurwaud Academy of Horticulture (awarded by Bournemouth University).  Details below. However, for many people who’d like to study whilst working, or learn about gardening and horticulture with flexible timing, MyGardenSchool enables you to study from home, wherever you are, and brings the world’s best Gardening Tutors to you at home via our virtual gardening school.   We are suitable for people who work in horticulture, or equally if you just want to learn more about gardening just for fun.
Kingston Maurwaud Academy of Horticulture Kingston Maurward College,  Dorchester,  Dorset,  DT2 8PY   Kingston Maurwaud Academy of state categorically on their website that Horticulture is a true growth industry with a national shortage of qualified and experienced staff  - good to hear!   We agree, that despite a global recession, people are demanding more connections with land based industries.   In their own words:  “There are potentially exciting career opportunities within horticulture, which could see you become a landscape designer, run a garden centre or manage sports turf, and that’s to name just a few. There is no age barrier to learning about horticulture – many of our students are mature learners or career changers.” Check out some of the topics you can study as a career at Kingston Mauraud:   Retail Horticulture Management Diploma in Horticulture Diploma in Arboriculture Diploma in Horticulture Diploma in Basic Construction Skills Painting Fruits and Berries Turf Maintenance Equipment Safe Use of Mowers How to Draw with Introduction to Watercolour Improvers Watercolour Botanical Illustration Diploma/RHS Portfolio Preparation Course Award in Garden Design Painting Flowers Principles of Horticulture Growth, Health and Applied Propagation Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation Certificate in Practical Horticulture Garden Design Introduction to Horticulture Amenity Work-Based Horticulture Introduction to Horticulture - Sports Turf Pesticide Applications Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides Plumbing Apprenticeship NVQ in Mechanical Engineering Services & Plumbing) Diploma in Plumbing and Heating Organic Gardening   Gardens we like to visit in Dorset   Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Dorset Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens were established in 1765 by the First Countess of Ilchester as a kitchen garden and have developed into a 30 acre Grade I listed delight.   Athelhampton House & Gardens Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset The formal Athelhampton Gardens originally designed in 1891 is a series of serene, sophisticated spaces, including the great court with its Egyptian style giant pyramids   Kingston Lacy Wimborne Minster, Dorset Beside the Kingston Lacy house is the late-Victorian formal garden. Bright bedding, a fern garden containing 25 different varieties of ferns with gravel paths running between.  In someways a timewarp yet fun to visit   Minterne Gardens Minterne Magna, Dorchester, Dorset Minterne gardens are laid out in a horseshoe below the house with a chain of small lakes, waterfalls and streams.   Kingston Maurward Gardens Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, Dorset Set in idyllic surroundings, Kingston Maurward Gardens are Dorset´s best kept secret. A tranquil, and peaceful spot, the gardens are situated in Dorset’s finest undulating countryside   Forde Abbey Chard, Dorset A magnificent former 12th Century Cistercian monastery, Forde Abbey ranks as one of the top ten gardens in England.   Mapperton Gardens Beaminster, Dorset Mapperton´s terraced valley gardens surround the delightful Tudor/Jacobean manor house, stable blocks, dovecote and All Saints Church.  

Awards & Accreditations

  • Good Web Guide
  • Red Herring Winner
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • Education Investor Awards 2021 - Finalist
  • CPD Accredited (provider 50276)