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Course Title: Roses


Horticulture Course
Price:£325 Qualification: Certificate

Roses course online. If your love growing Roses and want to indulge your passion even more, then this online distance learning course is the right choice. With so many roses varieties to choose from, with different, styles, colours and growth habits, you could be missing out on growing the perfect rose for you.

Roses come in a number of colours and scented varieties. They are one of the most popular flower in the garden. They are easy to grow, can bloom for a long time when cared for well and can be designed and grown in borders, containers, over arches, pergolas, or as ground plants. Planting roses in late Autumn and early Spring, will help get the best blooms.

You’ll learn to do all of the above and to:

  • grow roses, as cut flowers, garden plants, landscape features
  • identify different rose species and varieties
  • understand about rose propagation, pruning, pest control, soil management and more
  • discover opportunities to work with roses -as a hobbyist, tradesman, professional horticulturist or small business operator

Not sure if our Roses course is the best one to take? Growing Roses expert Rosebie Morton recommended the program when she shared her top tips with readers of the Telegraph in 2014. Click Here to read the article.

Lesson Structure: Roses BHT231

There are 8 lessons:

1 Introduction

  • Naming Plants
  • Genus Rosa
  • Pronunciation of Plant Names
  • Choosing the Right Rose
  • Resources
  • Plant Review Worksheets

2 Culture

  • Introduction
  • Understanding Soils
  • Improving Soils
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Deficiencies and Toxicities
  • Preventing Rose Health Problems
  • Planting – Basic Procedures
  • Rose Pruning
  • Selecting Your Secateurs
  • Watering Roses

3 Propagation

  • Introduction
  • Growing Roses from Seed
  • Hybrizing Roses
  • Propagating Roses from Cuttings
  • Rockwool Propagation
  • Budding and Grafting Roses
  • Propagating Aids
  • Simple Structures for Propagating Plants

4 Hybrid Teas and Floribundas

  • Introduction
  • Roses by Colour
  • Set Reading

5 Old world, species and lesser known varieties

  • Introduction
  • Old Roses
  • Set Reading

6 Climbers, Miniatures, Standards and Weepers

  • Introduction
  • Pruning Ramblers, Climbers and Weepers
  • Set Reading

7 Making the Best Use of these Plants

  • Designing Rose Gardens
  • Producing Drawings to Scale
  • Principles and Elements of Landscaping Design
  • Using Roses
  • Rose Crafts and Reciples

8 Growing A Commercial Rose Crop

  • Greenhouse Roses
  • Hydroponic Rose Culture
  • Plant Containers

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school’s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Learning Goals: Roses BHT231

  • Distinguish between characteristic plant features in order to identify different types of roses.
  • Determine cultural practices for growing roses in different situations.
    Perform all operations associated with pruning roses.
  • Distinguish between the culture of different types of roses, including hybrid teas, floribundas and species rose groups.
  • Plan the establishment of a rose garden.
  • Plan the production of a commercial rose crop.


  1. Distinguish between the morphology of different groups of roses.
  2. Compile a resource collection of thirty contacts to assist with identification of roses.
  3. Prepare a collection of 32 photographs or illustrations of rose varieties.
  4. Determine how to grow roses in your locality, detailing: soil preparation, planting, fertilising, staking, watering in
  5. Describe how to propagate roses, using various techniques including: Grafting, Budding, Layering, Seed.
  6. Identify the pests and diseases afflicting rose plants.
  7. Differentiate between the culture and use in the garden of different types of roses, including: climbers, miniatures, standards, bush roses.
  8. Differentiate between the culture of roses in a greenhouse, and in the open ground.
  9. Distinguish between the pruning of climbing, ramblers, bush, miniature and standard roses.
  10. Compare the culture and application of Hybrid Teas, Floribundas and Polyanthas in a garden or nursery visited by you.
  11. Determine appropriate rose varieties to be included in a proposed rose garden, in accordance with given specifications.
  12. Prepare a plan for a rose garden including: Scale drawings, Plant lists, A materials list, Cost estimates.
  13. Develop criteria for selecting rose varieties to grow as a commercial crop, for a specified purpose.
  14. Evaluate rose flowers offered for sale.
  15. Determine factors which are critical to the production of various rose products, such as: Cut flower roses, Rose hip syrup, Rose oil, Dried rose petals, Nursery stock roses.

Qualification: Certificate
Estimated Course Duration: 100 hours
Available Learning Methods: Online, USB (+£5) and Correspondence (+£35)
Enrolment Dates: Our courses are self-paced and you can start at anytime

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