Community Wellbeing: Identifying Garden Plants

Course overview

This course introduces plant history and origin, plant identification, the correct use and settings for plants.

This course is perfect for those who have a passion for plants and want to know more about them and how to identify them.

Practical instruction is carried out by highly qualified tutors in the extensive ornamental grounds and plant nursery at the college. Merrist Wood has developed a considerable reputation for horticulture and for it’s award-winning gardens designed and built at RHS Flower Shows. The diverse range of plants in the College’s 280-hectare estate, together with purpose-designed buildings, including lecture rooms, laboratories, library facilities and computer suites, all provide an ideal environment for all horticulture learners.

This is one of our Community Wellbeing courses.

Our Community Wellbeing programme offers a series of FREE courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental wellbeing 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 less than £17,004 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, or have a social or emotional difficulty. For further details and terms and conditions please view our Community Wellbeing page.

The course will include lectures, demonstrations and outside walks observing the plants on the College campus. There is no homework on this course but learners would benefit from a certain amount of home study.

All you need is an enthusiasm for plants and gardening!

Course Starts in 19 Days
  • 5 November 2021 - 5 November 2021
  • 09:00 - 16:00
  • Friday
  • 1 Day
    • 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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  • 4 March 2022 - 4 March 2022
  • 09:00 - 16:00
  • Friday
  • 1 Day
    • 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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  • 8 July 2022 - 8 July 2022
  • 09:00 - 16:00
  • Friday
  • 1 Day
    • 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.