A course designed for home gardeners or those in the trade needing to upskill their knowledge

Where: Canterbury Horticultural Society Office, Unit 2, 153 Lichfield St
When: 5.30 – 7.30pm, every Thursday from 20 July to 17 August
inclusive, 9am – 1pm Saturday 5th August (venue to be advised)
Cost: $130 (includes GST)

Fundamentals of Horticulture Course
Fundamentals of Horticulture Course

Thursday from 20 July to 17 August 2017

Price: $130.00

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Thursday 20 July 5.30 – 7.30pm Course Introduction. How plants are named/identified.

Thursday 27 July 5.30 – 7.30pm Plant structure and functions

Thursday 3 August 5.30 – 7.30pm Soil types/soil modification

Saturday 5 August 9am-1pm Plant care and Maintenance (Practical) Thursday 10 August 5.30-7.30pmSelecting the right plant for the right place

Thursday 17 August 5.30-7.30pm Propagation 1 – Cuttings

All evening sessions will be held at CHS
Unit 2, 153 Lichfield Street.
Venue to be confirmed for Saturday practical.

General Goal

A six sessions, 5 week course where participants will learn the basics of good horticulture

Learning outcomes:

  • How plants are identified
  • Plant structure and function
  • Soil types and soil modification
  • Plant selection to suit their growing conditions
  • Plant propagation

Tutor: David Milne

David is a qualified horticulturalist from Scotland where he worked for several private estates covering all aspects of design, planting and maintenance of soft and hard landscapes. He worked for 7 years in the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh (RBG) initially in the Rock Garden, the in the Nursery team. For six years he was Propagation Manager for a mail-order nursery specialising in alpine and herbaceous plants and bulbs. He began lecturing in horticulture at the RGB and after working in the horticulture industry in Christchurch for a few years he became a full time tutor with Agribusiness Training delivering NZQA courses.

Dave delivered Fundamentals of Horticulture and another horticultural course at the CHS in 2016. Both were very well received.

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