Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Be Outdoors with a Career in Horticulture!
Study in unique surroundings amongst 7,000 plants at a world famous botanical site with Birmingham Metropolitan College and Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
The Botanical Gardens were founded in 1832 and in 2012 Birmingham Metropolitan College established a presence at the Study Centre to meet the challenges of our evolving society. Many famous families and horticulturists have contributed to the development of the Gardens and you have the chance to make a difference in the future.
For amateur gardening enthusiasts, we offer a range of day courses on a Saturday starting at 10am. Whether you’re interested in conservation or composting, fruit trees or hedges, there will be something to suit you! The one-day course fee is £65.
|Course Title||Start date and end date||Hrs/ week||Start time||Day||Fee|
|Create a Christmas Door Wreath and Holly Bell||7-Dec-14||4||10:00||Sat||25|
|Create a Table Centrepiece and Garland||21-Dec-14||4||10:00||Sat||25|
|Make your own bird box||08-Mar-14||4||10:00||Sat||25|
|Make your own bat box||12-Apr-14||4||10:00||Sat||25|
|Make your own hanging basket||17-May-14||4||10:00||Sat||25|
|Create your own alpine trough with planting||07-Jun-14||4||10:00||Sat||40|
|Create your own alpine trough with planting||14-Jun-14||4||10:00||Sat||40|
|Getting Started with your Greenhouse||05-Apr-14||6||10:00||Sat||65|
|Propagation - plants for free||07-Jun-14||6||10:00||Sat||65|
|Conservation in the Garden||05-Jul-14||6||00:00||Sat||65|
|Pruning Fruit Trees||11-Jan-14||6||10:00||Sat||65|
|Grafting Trees & Shrubs||08-Mar-14||6||10:00||Sat||65|
|Growing Trees, Shrubs & Hedges||08-Apr-14||13-May-14||3||18:00||Tue||100|
|Beds & Borders||30-Apr-14||18-Jun-14||3||18:00||Wed||100|
|Growing Vegetables & Salads||03-May-14||07-Jun-14||3||18:00||Sat||100|
|Floristry Creative Craft Level 1||08-Jan-14||18-Mar-14||3||16:00||Wed||190|
|Practical Gardening Award Level 1||01-Feb-14||12-May-14||4||10:00||Sat||220|
|RHS Principles of Garden Planning Certificate Level 2||28-Jan-14||24-Jun-14||6||09:15||Tue||363|
|Horticulture Certificate Level 1||03-Mar-14||11-Apr-14||15||TBC||TBC||362|
|Horticulture Certificate Level 1||11-Nov-13||20-Dec-13||15||TBC||TBC||362|
|Horticulture Certificate Level 1||13-Jan-14||28-Feb-14||15||TBC||TBC||362|
There are also a number of full-time training courses available for all ages in 2013, including horticulture, gardening and conservation. Full time courses include:
We also over three part-time courses with the RHS:
RHS Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth – once day a week from October to February 2014
RHS Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth – one evening a week from October to February 2014
RHS Certificate in Practical Horticulture – alternate Saturdays from 5th October to the end of June 2014
If you are interested in our part-time or day courses, please contact Darren Rudge, Horticulture Manager Darren.firstname.lastname@example.org.