Gardening Courses Durham

Durham is a vibrant city with various options for studying gardening courses. At MyGardenSchool you can choose from a full range of horticulture courses ranging from Grow Your Own Veg, to Beekeeping, Garden Design or Understanding Shrubs.   Other places you could consider studying horticulture in Durham, especially if you are looking at a career in Horticulture or have time to commit to full time courses, it's definitely worth exploring Durham Botanical Gardens and East Durham College. At the Botanical Gardens they have plant collections from around the world, including China, Japan, North America, South Africa, New Zealand and Chile, as well as a woodland garden, alpine garden and bamboo grove. There is also a magestic monkey puzzle tree that dominates the centre of the garden. At East Durham College you can study the following gardening and horticultural courses: Arboriculture (Tree Care), Forestry & Horticulture: • Chainsaw Maintenance (CS Unit 30) (2 days) • Tree Felling, Inc. Small Trees (CS Unit 31) (3 days) • Advanced Tree Felling, Medium to Large Trees (CS Unit 32 & 33) (3 days) • Basic Tree Climbing, Inc. Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Tree Rescue (CS Unit 38) (5 days) • Operate the Chainsaw from a Rope with Harness (CS Unit 39) (3 days) • Pole Pruning (CS Unit 48) (1 day) • Advance Pruning and Dismantling (5 days) • Tree Inspections (5 days) • Trees and Buildings (5 days) • Tree Surveys (5 days) • Tree Decay Detection (3 days) Arboricultural, Environmental and Woodland Services: • Tree care services • Woodland work and consultancy • Arboricultural consultancy • Environmental contracting Equestrian: • British Horse Society - Riding & Road Safety (12 hours) • Horse Knowledge and Care Level 1 (50 hours over 25 weeks) • Horse Knowledge and Care Level 2 (50 hours over 25 weeks) Estate Skills: • Dry Stone Walling (3 days) • Hedge Laying (5 days) • Fence Erection (2 days) • Hard Landscaping (2 days) • Abrasive Wheels Regulations (1/2 day) Floristry: • Flower Design for Complete Beginners • Wedding Masterclass 1 (Intermediate) • Wedding Masterclass 2 (Advance) • Contemporary Funeral and Sympathy Flowers Masterclass 1 (Intermediate) • Church/Function Flowers Masterclass 1 (Intermediate) Horticulture & Amateur Gardening (30 hours): Autumn Term: • Sites, Soils & Cultivation • Plant Propagation Spring Term: • Beds & Borders • Garden Design • Trees, Shrubs & Hedges • Growing Fruit Summer Term: • Organic Gardening • Practical Garden Tasks • Ponds & Water Features in Gardens • Growing Vegetables & Salads Horticulture - Turf Culture: • Sports Area; Marking Out: Winter Pitches (2 days) • Spring Maintenance of Fine Sports Turfs (1 day) • Autumn Maintenance of Fine Sports Turf (1 day) • Cricket Wicket Preparation and Maintenance (1 day) Machinery & Mechanisation: • Tractor Operation and Basic Maintenance (2 days) • Operation and Maintenance for Tractor Mounted Implements (1 day) • Ride-on Mowers Operation and Maintenance (College Certificate) (1 day) • Hedgecutters (College Certificate) (1 day) • Pedestrian Mowers Operation & Maintenance (College Certificate) (1 day) • All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) Operation and Basic Maintenance (1 day) • Trailer Manoeuvres and Reversing (1 day) • Gravedigging (1 to 4 days) • Bushcutter/Strimmer (Cord or Metal Blade) (College Certificate) (1 day) • Brushwood Chipper (1/2 day) • Stump Grinder (1 day) National Highways Sector Scheme (NHSS) 18 • Health and Safety Modules (ROLO) (2 days) • Basic First Aid (6 hours) • First Aid at Work (2 days) • Paediatric First Aid (4 days) • Sports First Aid (2 days) Pesticide Courses: • Pesticide Regulations Appreciation Course for Managers/Officers (3 days) • Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1) Foundation Module (1 day) • Hand Held Applications (PA6) (1 day) • Field Crop Sprayers (PA2) (2 days) • 'Basis' Amenity Pest Management • 'Basis' Storekeepers (2 days)