Courses in Horticulture & Garden History

Are you interested in increasing your plant knowledge and gardening skills?  Are you looking for a practical do-it-yourself garden design course?  All in a comfortable, friendly environment with no exams or assessments?

A Bit About Us

RHS award winning John Horsey MA runs private courses in Axminster, Devon. The courses allow more time for learning and avoid the stress of examinations and assignments. This is the basis of the Diploma in Horticulture as well as the Certificate in Garden History.

Our Courses

Our Diploma in Horticulture and Garden History courses are designed to give you a detailed and working knowledge without the stress of examinations, assessments or assignments. The emphasis is very much on conservation, sustainability and ecology within the environment.

Burrow Farm Gardens

The courses take place in the purpose-built meeting room at Burrow Farm Gardens at Dalwood, near Axminster on the Devonshire/Somerset county boundaries. The very extensive gardens themselves, have been created over the last 50 years with a range of different styles.

Our Story

Come and learn about Gardening, Garden Design and the History of Gardens in the beautiful, relaxed surroundings of Burrow Farm Gardens at Dalwood near Axminster in Devon. There is a purpose built teaching room in a converted barn as well as access to the garden for plant identifications and practical sessions.

 

Our courses are designed to give you a detailed and working knowledge of horticulture, garden design and garden history but without the stress of examinations, assessments or assignments.  The emphasis is very much on conservation, sustainability and ecology within the environment.  The courses run for one day a week throughout the school academic year.

 

Enjoy time spent with new, like minded friends in an idyllic setting on the Somerset/ Devon border.

 

This September we are offering the Certificate in Garden History and the Diploma in Horticulture will start again in 2019, but there is always an option to join in with existing groups.

 

Students who complete the courses with suitable attendance and application are awarded the appropriate certificates.

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What Our Students Say

Take a look at what some of our past students had to say about us, the gardens & our courses.