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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When do courses run?
    The courses year begins in September and run once a month through to June.
  • When should I register?
    Courses are offered once a year and begin in September. Certain courses can fill up quickly, so it’s best to register your interest in Spring, early Summer.
  • How long is each course?
    Each course consists of 10 days. Each day is scheduled on the same day once per month from September through to June. We find this works around any other commitments students may already have.
  • How do I register?
    To register, follow these simple steps: 1. Choose your course(s) 2. Download the application form 3. Fill out and return the form either by email or post. You will be asked for basic contact information and payment details. We require a deposit to secure a place and the remaining balance will be requested in August.
  • Are courses available online?

    Not currently. We like to visit the gardens and see the plants and trees throughout the different growing seasons in person. It’s also a great opportunity to get to know the rest of the group.
  • Can I take more than one course at a time?
    If you are new to learning, we recommend that you begin with one course. You can always come back and continue your studies on the next academic year.
  • Do I need to buy reference books?
    Each course has a recommended reading list and is typically sent out in August.
  • I’m a beginner, which course would you recommend?
    The Plant School designs courses for all abilities. If you are unsure or need more information, please drop us an email and we can guide you to the most appropriate course.
  • Do I need any prior qualifications in horticulture?
    The Plant Course and The Tree Course require no previous qualifications.
  • My plant knowledge isn’t great, but I love plants.
    Great! The Plant course or The Tree Course would be ideal for you. All we ask for is a passion and interest and we’ll help you with the rest.
  • Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
    Please contact and she will be happy to answer any queries you may have.
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