01227 789 649

Course Title: Advanced Certificate In Horticulture (Ornamental Horticulture)

Advanced Certificate In Horticulture (Ornamental Horticulture)

Horticulture Course
Price:£1360 Qualification: Advanced Certificate

Learn all about ornamental plants. A 400-hour course that provides initial training for anyone working, or intending to work in ornamental horticulture. The course is designed to teach the basics of how to identify, grow, and maintain ornamental plants and gardens in any climate. Emphasis is placed on the plant varieties which are horticulturally most valuable. Topics covered include garden maintenance, turf care, arboriculture, landscaping, and nursery work.

Course Structure for Advanced Certificate In Horticulture (Ornamental Horticulture) V

Core Studies

  1. Introduction to Plants Nomenclature and taxonomy, the plant kingdom, genus, species, hybrids
  2. Parts of the Plant How plants grow, plant structure, parts of the flower and leaf, modification of stems and roots
  3. Plant Culture – Planting How to plant and protect newly planted specimens, terms like: annuals, biennials, perennials, deciduous, evergreen and herbaceous plants
  4. Plant Culture – Pruning Purpose for pruning, rules for pruning, how to prune
  5. Plant Culture – Irrigation and Machinery Different irrigation systems, components of an irrigation system, designing an irrigation system, selection, use and maintenance of machinery and tools
  6. Soils & Media Soil classifications, testing soil, potting mixes, the U.C. System, ingredients of potting mixes
  7. Soils & Nutrition Fertilisers – deficiencies and toxicities, N:P:K ratios, salting, fertiliser programming, compost
  8. Propagation – Seeds & Cuttings How to propagate plants by seed and cuttings, propagating mixes, cold frame construction, after care for young plants
  9. Propagation – Other Techniques Other methods to increase plant numbers – budding, grafting, layering, division and tissue culture
  10. Identification and Use of Plants How are plants used in the landscape, how to choose and purchase plants, selecting plants suitable for the climate and site
  11. Identification and Use of Plants Problems with plants and choosing plants for problem sites
  12. Identification and Use of Plants Indoor and tropical plants, flowers, herbs, bulbs, ferns
  13. Pests Identifying and controlling pests, chemical and natural methods for control, chemical safety precautions
  14. Diseases Identifying and controlling diseases, plant pathology, fungi, viruses, non-pathogenic problems, interactions with the host and the environment
  15. Weeds Identifying and controlling weeds, chemical terminology

Electives Choose 1 Module from List Below


Plant knowledge

Plant Care

Nursery Practices

Aims of Advanced Certificate In Horticulture (Ornamental Horticulture) V

  • develop general and broad based skills in horticultural practices and plant identification
  • provide more specific knowledge in areas of ornamental horticulture including garden maintenance, turf care, arboriculture, landscaping and nursery work

Normal Price: £1360 Buy Today – Get 25% Off: £1020
Qualification: Advanced Certificate
Estimated Course Duration: 400 hours
Available Learning Methods: Online, USB (+£20) and Correspondence (+£140)
Enrolment Dates: Our courses are self-paced and you can start at anytime

Pay online Now by PayPal or call 01227 789649 to pay by credit or debit card between 9am and 5pm Mon – Fri

Enroll Now

This link will open adlonlinecourses.com in a new tab.

Pay securely with PayPal using your account or by a credit/debit card

As soon as payment has been confirmed you will be able to access your course materials online within 24 hours. Any further correspondence will arrive at your address between 3-4 days.

For any Questions or to Enrol please call 01227 789 649