RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) Certificate in Practical Horticulture

at Glasgow Botanic Gardens

UPDATE 31/1/22

RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture at Glasgow Botanic Gardens is a 10-day course that will give you the fundamental practical skills of a horticulturist.

The course is offered in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and is co-ordinated and delivered by Lisa Swift, Billy Kenny and the Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Tutors Billy, Lisa and other members of the Glasgow Botanic Gardens’ staff bring a wealth of horticultural knowledge and expertise to this project.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on previous courses there is currently a longer waiting list than usual.

Places for new applicants are not likely to become available until 2023.  Please fill in an application form if you would like to be added to the waiting list. 

Please note the course fees will increase in August 2022 from £500 to £550.

For further enquiries about the Glasgow CPH please email: cphglasgow@gmail.com

Online Application Form

You can access module information in the handbook below.

CPH Handbook Glasgow 2022

Spring course dates 2022

 CPH01 Looking at Plants – Saturday 19th March

 CPH02 Soil Care – Saturday 26th March

 CPH03 Feeding and Watering – Saturday 2nd April

 CPH04 Seed Propagation – Saturday 9th April

 CPH05 Vegetative Propagation – Saturday 7th May

 CPH 06 Growing Media and Potting – Saturday 14th May

 CPH07 Planting – Saturday 21st May

 CPH08 Pruning and Training – Saturday 28th May

 Revision Day – Sunday 29th May

 Assessment – Saturday 11th June

Summer  2022 

 CPH01 Looking at Plants – Saturday 20th August

 CPH02 Soil Care – Saturday 27th August

 CPH03 Feeding and Watering – Saturday 3rd September

 CPH04 Seed Propagation – Saturday 10th September

 CPH05 Vegetative Propagation – Saturday 17th September

 CPH 06 Growing Media and Potting – Saturday 1st October

 CPH07 Planting – Saturday 8th October

 CPH08 Pruning and Training – Saturday 15th October

 Revision Day – Saturday 29th October

 Assessment – Saturday 5th November