RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture-UPDATE 13/07/21

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) Certificate in Practical Horticulture

at Glasgow Botanic Gardens (Summer 2021/Spring 2022)

UPDATE 13/07/21

 If you find yourself on this page you may be interested in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) Certificate of Practical Horticulture being offered at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and lasting for 10 full days.

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

This is being offered in partnership with the RBGE and is co-ordinated and delivered by the Lisa Swift, Billy Kenny, former Curator Paul Matthews and the Friends of  Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Tutors Paul, Lisa, Billy and other members of the Glasgow Botanic Gardens staff bring a wealth of horticultural knowledge and expertise to this project.

The Spring Course 2021 has been postponed until Summer 2021.    Places for new applicants are not likely to become available until 2022.  Please fill in an application form if you would like to be added to the waiting list. 

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

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

Online Application Form

The Summer 2021 course will run at reduced capacity and new applications are only being considered for Spring 2022

You can access module information in the handbook below.

Course Details;

Summer 2021

 CPH01 Looking at Plants- Saturday 21st August 2021

 CPH02 Soil Care- Saturday 4th September 2021

 CPH03 Feeding and Watering- Saturday 11th September 2021

CPH04 Seed Propagation-Saturday 18th September 2021

 CPH05 Vegetative Propagation- Sunday 19th September 2021

CPH 06 Growing Media and Potting -Saturday 2nd October 2021

CPH07 Planting- Saturday 9th October 2021

CPH08 Pruning and Training-Saturday 16th October 2021

Revision Day-Saturday 30th October 2021

Assessment- Saturday 6th November 2021

Spring  2022 (Dates to be confirmed)

 CPH01 Looking at Plants

 CPH02 Soil Care

 CPH03 Feeding and Watering

CPH04 Seed Propagation

 CPH05 Vegetative Propagation

CPH 06 Growing Media and Potting

CPH07 Planting

CPH08 Pruning and Training

Revision Day


CPH Handbook Glasgow 2018