RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) Certificate in Practical Horticulture

at Glasgow Botanic Gardens


If you find yourself on this page you may be interested in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) Certificate of Practical Horticulture being offered at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, starting March 2018 lasting for 10 full days at a cost of £500.

This is being offered in partnership with the RBGE and is co-ordinated by the former Curator, Paul Matthews, Andrew Sinclair and the Friends of  Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Paul, Andrew and other members of the Glasgow Botanic Gardens bring a wealth of horticultural knowledge and expertise to this project.

 If you are interested in the Autumn 2017 course, please complete the online application form for the Glasgow CPH (using the link below).

Online Application Form
Summer /Autumn 2017 – Course Full (We are not accepting any more application forms)

Course Details;

Saturday 26th August 2017 – CPH01 Looking at Plants

Saturday 2nd September 2017 – CPH02 Soil Care

Saturday 9th September 2017 – CPH03 Feeding and Watering

Saturday 16th September 2017 – CPH04 Seed Propagation

Sunday 17th September 2017 – CPH05 Vegetative Propagation

Saturday 30th September 2017 – CPH06 Growing Media and Potting

Saturday 7th October 2017 – CPH07 Planting

Saturday 21st October 2017 – CPH08 Pruning and Training

Saturday 28th October 2017 – Revision Session

Saturday 4th November 2017 – Assessment


Spring  2018

Course Details;

Saturday 17th March 2018 – CPH01 Looking at Plants

Saturday 24th March 2018 – CPH02 Soil Care

Saturday 7th April 2018 – CPH03 Feeding and Watering

Saturday 14th April 2018 – CPH04 Seed Propagation

Saturday 21st April 2018 – CPH05 Vegetative Propagation

Saturday 28th April 2018 – CPH06 Growing Media and Potting

Saturday 12th May 2018 – CPH07 Planting

Sunday 13th  May 2018 – CPH08 Pruning and Training

Saturday 19th May 2018 – Revision Session

Saturday 2ndJune 2018 – Assessment

Applications for the Spring 2018 course are still being received and you can access the Students Handbook below (Dates in this handbook relate to Edinburgh courses only).


CPH Handbook 2015-2016