R B G E Certificate in Practical Horticulture Saturday Sept 21st 2019 -10th July 2020

Product Code: RBGESat1920 Our Ref No : 100627 £895.00 Stock : 4 Availability: In Stock
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) Certificate in Practical Horticulture (CPH) is a unique course that focuses on the essential skills needed by budding horticulturalists today.

The course has been designed to give students a solid grounding in horticultural techniques, learning key skills, with the essential theory behind the practice explained. The importance and quality of this course has been recognised by the endorsement of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and the support of The Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust.

As well as being delivered at Waterperry Gardens and RBGE, the course is being taught in partner organisations in the UK (e.g. The Eden Project, Cornwall) and abroad (e.g. Oman Botanic Garden, Muscat). To ensure that quality and standards are maintained worldwide, RBGE administers the assessment, qualification and verification guidelines.

For full details please email office@waterperrygardens.co.uk for the Applicants' Handbook.

Tutor: Annette Pursey

Fee: £895

Dates and Times: Saturdays, 9.30am-4.30pm
Unit No. Unit Title Date
CPH-01 Looking at Plants 21st September 2019
CPH-02 Soil Care 12th October 2019
CPH-07 Planting 23rd November 2019
CPH-08 Pruning & Training 1st February 2020
CPH-04 Seed Propagation 7th March 2020
CPH-03 Growing Media & Potting 21st March 2020
CPH-05 Vegetative Propagation 16th May 2020
CPH-06 Feeding & Watering 6th June 2020
Revision Day 4th July 2020
Assessment Day Either 9th or 10th July 2020
Course Outline:
The RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture course consists of eight full-day taught units plus a revision and an assessment day. The units consist of: Looking at plants; Soil Care; Feeding and Watering; Seed Propagation; Vegetative Propagation; Growing Media and Potting; Planting; Pruning and Training.

For full details please email office@waterperrygardens.co.uk for the Applicants' Handbook

Please note that these sessions fit in-between the session dates for the RHS Level 2, so that students can study both courses together.

Please bring:
Pen and paper for taking notes.
Suitable outdoor clothing, sturdy garden gloves, secateurs and steel capped boots.

There is ample parking at Waterperry Gardens. We would politely request students park in the overflow car park whenever possible to leave room for plant centre customers in the main parking areas.

Disabled Facilities:
Disabled toilet facilities are available and there is access to all areas of the Waterperry Estate.

Health & Safety:
Waterperry Gardens is a working plant centre and as such there may be some hazards. Please take reasonable precautions or ask a member of staff if you have any queries.
Terms & Conditions:

Please bring your receipt as this is proof of payment and is required by the course tutor for your admmission to the course.

Course places will become reserved on full payment and by no other means. Bookings are non-transferable.

Refunds or amendments will incur an administration charge of £30

Course Changes:
The courses provided will be as advertised. However in the case of unforeseen circumstances or due to insufficient student numbers, we may be obliged to alter the course content or cancel the course. If the course is cancelled we will endeavour to offer an alternative or a full refund of the course fee paid.

Late Joining or Missed Sessions:
Students will not be entitled to refunds for late joining. If classes are cancelled due to adverse weather or other unavoidable circumstances, we will endeavour to offer sessions at another time, although refunds for the cancelled session will not apply

Delivery Information

Delivery Charges will be calculated and shown at Checkout.

The basic delivery rates quoted on our order pages are to mainland United Kingdom, this excludes Scottish highlands (north of Inverness), Northern Ireland and all offshore islands. Prices for delivery of bulky items, plants and apple juice to these excluded parts of the United Kingdom may be obtained by contacting Waterperry.

We aim to deliver items on standard 3-5 day delivery service.

If you would like to arrange a special delivery i.e next day service, this can be quoted for individually if you contact us.

We do not dispatch on Friday as we cannot deliver at the weekend and do not want our quality plants to be left at a depot to deteriorate until Monday.

If for any reason you are unable to accept delivery personally, please complete the delivery instructions section on the order form giving as much detail as possible. This information is very important as Waterperry Gardens cannot be held responsible for the deterioration of plants that have to be returned to the couriers depot if they were unable to deliver them.

In such cases or if you are absent when the courier calls a card will be left with contact details. You may then re-arrange delivery with them.

Please unpack and inspect your plants immediately on delivery. We cannot be held liable for any deterioration that occurs after delivery.

Please consult our Refunds and Cancellation policy if you have any complaints about your goods and contact Waterperry within 24 hours