Community Learning – An Introduction to Horticulture for Beginners

Course overview

If you’re curious about the plants you see in the world around you, or you perhaps want to know more about the intricacies of making compost, this relaxing and informative course has it all.

You’ll gain hands-on knowledge and advice from one of our horticulture specialists, whilst meeting and befriending like-minded people.

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.

The course is set on one Wednesday a week, over five weeks. 
Modules include:
  1. Vegetable growing
  2. Plant identification/Compost making and garden soils
  3. Plant propagation
  4. Container planting/Bulbs
  5. Herbs/Houseplants

All that’s required for entry onto this course is enthusiasm for the subject!

You may wish to bring along a notepad and pen to take notes.

There are many horticulture courses  offered here at Merrist Wood and one of our admissions team or your tutor would be more than happy to discuss next steps with you, after this course.

Lunch is not provided so please feel free to use the catering outlets on site, or bring your own packed lunch and drink.
Free parking in the student car park.

Course Starts in 2 Days
  • 24 April 2024 - 22 May 2024
  • 09:15 - 16:00
  • Wednesday
  • 5 Weeks
    • Free

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

Enquire about this course

Alternatively enrol by phone quoting OC02CP0A021Q or ask a question

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.