Community Learning – Gardening Club at Reading College

Course overview

Would you like to get involved in gardening, learn some basic horticultural skills, get active, and meet new people? Then you might enjoy taking part in our Community Gardening Club at Reading College.

Join a community of like-minded people who enjoy working outdoors, learning about plants and how to grow them successfully.

This is one of our Community Learning courses.

Our Community Learning programme offers a series of free, government-funded courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental well-being for adults.

Participation can help those managing mental health conditions that have a mild-moderate impact on their day-to-day lives. You need to be aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) AND:

•employed and earning an annual salary of less than £20,319 or
•unemployed, in receipt of state benefit and looking for work
•have a social or emotional difficulty, or challenges with mental health or emotional wellbeing

For further details and terms and conditions please view our Community Learning page

You are welcome to join all or any of the following Mondays from 12.30-2.30pm:

Dates 2023: Sept 25, Oct 2,9,16,30 Nov 6,13,20,27, Dec 4,11

2024: Jan 8,15,22,29 Feb 5,19,26 March 4,11,18,25 April 15,22,29 May 13,20, June 3,10,17,24, July 1,8


You will learn how to create and maintain gardens for pleasure, relaxation, and wildlife, as we gather each week to tend and transform an enclosed garden on the college grounds for students and staff to enjoy.

You will be sowing seeds, making room for new plants, and working collaboratively to develop schemes that enrich the senses, encourage pollinators, and support local wildlife.

You’ll be joining a community of like-minded people who enjoy working outdoors, learning about plants, and growing them.

All that is needed is an interest in gardening and working outdoors.

Participants will need to wear appropriate clothing, and suitable footwear (ie not high heels or anything you’re worried about getting soil on). Tools will be provided, and we will have some spare gardening gloves but if you have your own gloves, or small hand tools (secateurs, trowels, forks) that you prefer to use, you are welcome to bring them.

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Tutor: Chantal Stear

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  • Flexible start - 29 July 2024
  • 12:30 - 14:30
  • Monday
  • 1 Year
    • Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

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