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Qualification - Certificate in Garden Ornamentals

Course CodeVHT253
Fee CodeCT
Duration (approx)600 hours

Greenhouse Ornamentals Course - Work with industry experts to gain an indepth knowledge of a wide range of greenhouse ornamentals. Choose six 100 hour modules that suit you and your interests.

The pleasure derived from growing plants in a greenhouse can be immense but the relationship between gardeners and the plants is very different under glass.

This is because the gardener has to provide everything that the plant needs, from water to pest control. While maximising the light entering a greenhouse is important, for some species reducing the amount of light is as important. In addition to the quantity of light, some plants need specific lengths of dark to stimulate them to flower. In this course, the student chooses the group of plants they find most relevant to them.  This may be the pursuit of a serious hobby, or it may be in the course of your work in a commercial nursery or botanical garden.

Choose six 100 hour modules from the list below. 


Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 6 of the following 10 modules.
 African Violets VHT105
 Cacti And Succulent Culture VHT108
 Carnivorous Plants VHT107
 Fuchsias VHT112
 Growing Carnations VHT110
 Propagation I BHT108
 Orchid Culture BHT232
 Palms & Cycads BHT233
 Tropical Plants BHT234
 Interior Plants (Indoor Plants) BHT315

Note that each module in the Qualification - Certificate in Garden Ornamentals is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

Our Horticulture tutors are experts in greenhouse ornamentals and are happy to help with any questions you may have about the course.

The most important thing about our tutors is that they are interested and enthusiastic about horticulture and are here to help you every step of the way.

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