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City and Guilds / NPTC
Local Horticultural and Agricultural Colleges
Royal Horticultural Society
Institute of Gardening (IOG)
Institute of Gardening
The Institute of Gardening offers
a home-study course that helps you ensure you’re fully
knowledgeable about horticulture. And it helps you become a
The course covers everything you need to
know, from preparing lawns to understanding the essential
elements of botany. You’ll find the material on pests and
diseases particularly useful; and you’ll find our modules on
professionally designing a garden invaluable. In addition,
you get a free book: How to Earn a Living in Horticulture.
You’ll have your own personal tutor; and
we provide a 60-day no-quibble money-back guarantee. We’ll
also refund your money if you don’t earn at least the cost
of the course.
You can study at your own pace, sending
in assignments to your tutor when you have the time. There
are no classes to attend, and no final exam.
information, go to
Starting a Gardening Business
Read our short guide on
How to start a career in garden maintenance.