Learn with us in 2015/2016 - Meet our Lecturers

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As the children are gearing up to begin their next year at school, why not make 2015/2016 the year you broaden your own horizons? Whether you are a novice gardener who would like to embark on some evening classes or a short course for fun, or you are a dedicated amateur gardener who wishes to extend your knowledge and achieve a nationally recognised qualification, we have something for you. We'll nurture your talent and help you achieve your ambitions.


Leisure Learning:
No exams, no pressure, learn at your leisure! We have a number of courses that are designed for those of you that would like to learn without a taxing level of science and complexity, and an assessment at the end.

  • How to be a Successful Gardener (1 Year) – the perfect course for people who have an interest in gardening and would like to know more. No prior knowledge or experience is required. It is quite a practical, hands-on course that focuses on the principal areas of contemporary gardening (The Basics of how to Garden, Wildlife and Environmentally Friendly Gardening, Growing your own vegetables). The course is divided into 3 modules. Each module is 3 hours per week for 10 weeks. The whole course lasts 30 weeks.
  • An Introduction to Garden Design (8 weeks) – open to anyone who has a genuine interest in garden design. Some knowledge of garden plants would be useful. These short courses would also make a great Christmas gift for green fingered friends and family as they start in January 2016.
  • Garden Horizons: Around the World in Your Garden (1 Year) – Exclusive to Coolings: a course written especially for Coolings’ customers! A very interesting course that looks at how plants shape the world we live in. From the quest to find cherries for Henry VIII to Edward VII and his passion for lilies and alpine plants. Relax and have fun, learning in the company of fellow gardeners. Includes 10 full day visits to gardens and innovative growers throughout the South and East of England.


Accredited Learning:

For those of you looking to embark on a career in horticulture/seek employment, wishing to progress onto further courses or have a genuine interest in horticulture and want to extend your knowledge and perhaps achieve a nationally recognised qualification, one of the following courses may suit you better:

  • RHS (Level 2) Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture (2 Years)
  • Coolings Diploma in Garden Design (2 Years)
  • RHS (Level 2) Certificate in Practical Horticulture (1 Year)


Meet our Lecturers
Come and see us on the 15th September to find out more and meet our Lecturers. With gardening and horticultural courses covering a broad range of topics and abilities you’re sure to find one that suits your own interests and time commitments.

Our Lecturers will be here from 3pm – 6pm for an informal chat and answer any questions you may have. No need to book just simply turn up.

Full details of all our courses can be found at www.coolings.co.uk/education

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