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College of Horticulture offering Horticulture Courses for Horticulture Jobs: Click to see over 150 Horticulture Courses

Qualifications in Horticulture


Foundation Certificate In Horticulture


Organic Plant Culture




Plant Cultivars & Varieties


Hydroponic Courses

Permaculture & Organic


Meet some of our Teaching Staff


John L. Mason Dip.Hort.Sc., Sup'n Cert., FIOH, FPLA,MAIH, MACHPER, MASA
Mr Mason has over 35 years experience in the fields of Horticulture, Recreation, Education and Journalism.  He has extensive experience both as a public servant, and as a small business owner. He has held positions ranging from Director of Parks to magazine editor.

John is a well respected member of many professional associations, and author of over thirty five books.


Yvonne Sharpe


Yvonne Sharpe RHS Cert.Hort, Dip.Hort, M.Hort, Cert.Ed., Dip.Mgt.
Over 30 years of experience in horticulture, education and management, Yvonne has travelled widely within and beyond Europe, and worked in many areas of horticulture from garden centres to horticultural therapy.

Open University and College Level Courses - Online Courses for Home Learning


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ACS has been at the forefront of Internet gardening since 1995 and a world leader in distance and correspondence education in gardening since 1979.

  • Over 120 horticulture, gardening and landscape courses available world wide
  • Expert highly qualified and experienced tutors from around the world (England, Australia, New Zealand etc)
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Courses offered include:

Permaculture Systems
Advanced Permaculture
Organic Plant Culture
Commercial Organic Vegetable Growing

Self Sufficiency I
Self Sufficiency II
Alternative Energy
Mud Brick Construction
Healthy Buildings I
Healthy Buildings II

Landscaping Home Gardens
Home Garden Expert
Home Fruit Growing
Home Vegetable Growing

Horticulture I
Horticulture II
Horticulture III
Horticultural Resource Management (Hort Management)
Horticultural Marketing
Practical Horticulture I
Practical Horticulture II
Trees For Rehabilitation
Soil Management (Hort)
Plant Pathology
Plant Protection
Weed Control
Garden Maintenance
Irrigation (Gardens)
Irrigation Management (Horticulture)
Certificate in Horticulture (002) Core
Certificate in Hort – Landscape Stream
Certificate in Hort – Propagation Stream
Certificate in Hort – Cut Flower Stream
Other 002 Streams
–Ornamental, Cut Flower, Propagation, Grounds Management, Plant Protection

Foundation Certificate Level 2 in Horticulture
Foundation Certificate Level 2 – Landscape
Foundation Certificate Level 3 in Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation
Foundation Certificate Level 3 - Landscape
Managing Notable Gardens (Garden Mgt)
Garden History
Horticulture Research I
Horticulture Research II
Amenity Horticulture I
Amenity Horticulture II
Operational Bus Mgt I
Operational Business Mgt II

Turf Care
Sports Turf Management
Turf Repair and Renovation
Arboriculture I
Arboriculture II

Landscaping I
Landscaping II
Landscape Styles (Landscaping 3)
Natural Garden Design
Water Gardening
Landscape Construction
Cottage Garden Design
Playground Design
Plant Establishment & Selection
Certificate in Garden Design
Planning Layout & Construction of Ornamental Gardens
Restoring Established Ornamental Gardens
Nursery Growers Course
Home Propagation
(formerly Propagation)
Propagation I
Cutting Propagation
Wholesale Nursery Management
Garden Centre Management
Tissue Culture
Plant Breeding
Nursery Hands Course
Nursery Sales Assistant
Seed Propagation
Home Hydroponics
Hydroponics I
Hydroponic Management
(Hydroponics II)
Certificate in Hydroponics

Cut Flower Production
Cut Flower Bulbs

Greenhouse Cut Flowers
Cut Flower Orchids
Crops I (Outdoor Plant Production)
Commercial Vegetable Production
Soil Management Crops
Irrigation Crops
Protected Plant Production.
Mushroom Production
Fruit Production –Temperate
Fruit Production –Warm
Nut Production

Warm Climate Nuts
Viticulture – BHT220
Viticulture – Cert002 Stream
Berry Production
Herb Culture
Medicinal Herbs
Culinary Herbs
Scented Plants
Certificate in Herbs
African Violets
Azaleas & Rhododendrons
Growing Annuals
Carnivorous Plants
Cacti & Succulents
Growing Camellias
Growing Carnations
Deciduous Trees

Growing Iris
Geraniums & Pelargoniums
Interior Plants
Orchid Culture
Palms & Cycads
Tropical Plants
Australian Natives I
Australian Natives II
Australian Native Trees
Australian Native Ferns
Growing Grevilleas
Bush Tucker