The Seasonal Gardener

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Duration: Part Time – 1 day per week 9am to 4pm for 8 weeks
What centre: Crystal Palace Park and Enfield
Starts: Friday, 3 May 2019 at Crystal Palace Park

Fee: £255

This course will enable you to gain confidence in gardening skills which could lead towards employment or voluntary work.

Topics include:

  • Health & Safety practices
  • Tool use and maintenance
  • What cultivation means and how to do it
  • Seasonal planting – annuals/biennials
  • Maintaining a planted area
  • Seasonally relevant propagation
  • Plants identification

Practical Assessments will be carried in some of the above topics
Successful completion of these will result in a City & Guilds Level 1 Award and is a perfect springboard for studying our September start Maintenance Gardener courses at Crystal Palace Park, Gunnersbury Park, Regent’s Park and Enfield.

Entry requirements
Willingness to learn new skills and to undertake practical tasks
You will need to have literacy skills for taking notes

What next after you complete your course?
The Maintenance Gardener
The Professional Gardener
The Hard Landscaping Gardener
The Fruit & Veg Gardener

Voluntary work: gardens, parks, charities, community gardens
Employment in the gardening/landscaping industry:
Garden Centres, landscapers, own business