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RHS Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction & Planting (Level 3)

Horticulture and Garden Design
Horticulture and Garden Design
Horticulture and Garden Design

This course should appeal to those keen amateurs who have completed the Level 2 course, professional gardeners or people looking for a career change.

Giving you a more in-depth scientific knowledge of gardening, surveying and design principles, as well as a holistic approach to landscaping, this course is mainly classroom based, building on the knowledge you gained at Level 2 and assessed with written examinations in February and June. It does however include opportunities for trips and practical work at key times during the year.

Course Duration:

Part Time

1 year, 1 day a week. Total 30 weeks


Hadlow Campus

Course Cost


Entry Requirements

An interest in the subject and a commitment to sit the examinations.

Start Dates

Tue 26th September 2017 (9:30 - 13:00) (Hadlow)

Available Clothing

Horticulture Hooded Top

Horticulture Polo Shirt (Purple)

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If you’re interested in signing up for this course then leave your details and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.


  • Extensive glasshouse facilities
  • Field nursery stock production
  • Computer controlled environmental and irrigation systems
  • Fruit and container production units
  • Plant propagation centre
  • Fully labelled plant collection throughout College grounds
  • 10 acres of landscaped gardens and two National Collections
  • Fully commercial garden centre

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

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