Plant Knowledge and Identification

Course overview

There are a limited number of FREE places available on this course, for those aged 19 and over (at the start of the course) and who 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 to apply please email us. To find out more and to view the terms and conditions please view our Community Wellbeing page.

This course introduces plant history and origin, plant identification and 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 students.

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.

There are no official entry requirements on this course.

You could move onto the RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture or other related courses.

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