Face-to-face courses

Explore our in-person training courses

Are you looking to build your confidence or experience in the garden? We have a variety of courses to help you inspire the next generation to get outdoors. Suitable for anyone working with young people, from teachers and teaching assistants, to group leaders and volunteers - no previous horticultural experience is necessary!

"The course was excellent with lots of practical and easy to implement activities that I can try with my gardening club." Suzanne Sullivan, St Clare's Primary School

Our 2022/23 courses are available to book now!

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Our courses

Planet-Friendly Gardening

Join us on our new training course focusing on environmental sustainability. Develop ways of understanding and addressing climate change through plants and growing.

A Year in Your Gardening Club

Get clued in on how to keep your gardening club flourishing in all weathers and seasons throughout the year.

The Edible Garden

This hands-on course is designed to give you and your young people the skills you need to set up a simple productive garden and manage the growing space throughout the seasons.

Gardening for Beginners

If you're new to gardening and are feeling a little overwhelmed, this is the course for you. Join us to develop practical skills and knowledge for a successful gardening project.


What do our training courses involve?

Held nationally, our experienced and knowledgeable course leaders will help you build your confidence through instructional sessions and practical activites. You'll leave our courses with the knowledge and skills you need to enhance your gardening projects, along with a wealth of RHS resources to support your continued learning.

How much do they cost?

Each of our courses cost £95 per person.

When do they take place?

Our courses are held across the academic year, with new dates being added regularly. Courses for 2022/23 are available to book now.

Get in touch

If you're interested in our training courses, but have some questions, feel free to get in touch with a member of our team. You can email us at cpd@rhs.org.uk to find out more.

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