Horticultural Resource Management

Course CodeBHT203
Fee CodeS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

Learn to Run Horticulture Organisations or Businesses Efficiently and Profitably

Improve you chances of managerial roles or take this opportunity to refine your professional skills. 

  • Skilled horticulture managers are in demand to develop strategies for enterprises in the horticulture industry.
  • Gain skills to work in both private and public business enterprises.
  • Developed specifically to develop horticulture business skills and resource management skills to ensure a successful horticultural business.
  • Learn from knowledgeable industry experts.

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Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Horticultural Business Structures
  2. Management Theories and Procedures
  3. Horticulture and The Law
  4. Supervision
  5. Financial Management
  6. Staff Management
  7. Improving Plant Varieties
  8. Productivity and Risk
  9. Managing Physical Resources
  10. Developing an Horticultural Business Plan


  • Compare the organizational structures of different horticultural enterprises.
  • Determine the value of a business plan to a horticultural business.
  • Determine the significance of consumer law to horticultural business.
  • Determine the duties of different supervisors, in a specific horticultural enterprise.
  • Describe how a budget is applied to managing a specific horticultural enterprise.
  • Determine the criteria for selecting staff to work in an horticultural enterprise.
  • Explain the system for controlling the collection of royalties on a plant which is covered by plant variety rights.
  • Monitor and recommend improvements to a specified work task in a horticultural enterprise.

Why Study Horticulture Resource Management?

This course guides students through how to operate horticulture businesses effectively. From managing products and resources through to staff training and supervision, everything is covered. Graduates should be able to assess assets and liabilities of a business and devise a feasible business plan. The course is applicable to all sorts of horticulture enterprises from retail nurseries to business suppliers. It is ideal for managers and operators alike, but could also help with staff training in-house.

This course is best suited to people working in:

  • Garden centres
  • Plant nurseries
  • Horticulture supplies
  • Crops
  • Fruit & vegetables
  • Market gardening

It will also be suited to anyone involved in other horticulture-related enterprises.


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