Community Learning – Gardening Skills for All

Course overview

Weekdays at Merrist Wood College.

If you have a keen interest in gardening and would like to learn some new horticultural skills whilst getting active and meeting new people, then you might enjoy being part of the Gardening Group at Merrist Wood College, set in the beautiful Surrey countryside.

Join a community of like-minded people who enjoy working outdoors and looking after the environment.

This is one of our Community Learning courses.

Our Community Learning programme offers a series of FREE courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental well-being for adults aged 19 and over.

You are eligible for these funded places if you are aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) and either have:

  • a mental health condition or difficulty
  • are employed and earning an annual salary of less than £18,525 per annum
  • in receipt of state benefit in your own name and unemployed or working and earning less than £338 per month (or £541 for household claims)
  • are a single parent
  • have a social or emotional difficulty.

For further details and terms and conditions please view our CommunityWellbeing page.


You will learn how to create and maintain gardens for pleasure, relaxation and wildlife.

You will need an interest in gardening and working outdoors.

All participants will need to provide their own appropriate outdoor clothing, protective footwear and gardening gloves.

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  • Flexible start - 31 July 2024
  • 09:30 - 16:00
  • Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri
  • 18 Weeks
    • 16-18: Free

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

    • Adult: Free

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

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Meet the tutors

We want our learners to feel welcome, safe and at ease when attending our classes, especially if this is your first time attending an adult education class or if you're coming back to education after a break.
If you're interested in one of courses, meet our tutors first! You'll see they have similar passions and interests and, most importantly, the right qualifications to help you make the most of your time and money.