RHS Qualifications

Study for an RHS qualification here at Ness Botanic Gardens. Our courses run on a part time basis, across 18 months allowing you to gain a nationally recognised qualification while developing new experiences, understanding and knowledge. You must be 18 or over to apply.

RHS Level 2 in the Principles of Horticulture

This course is ideal for amateur gardeners wishing to increase their knowledge and skills or as an entry level qualification for anyone who is looking for a route into employment in horticulture.

The course is taught across eight units via a series of lectures, demonstrations, and practical activities both in the classroom and out in the gardens.

We offer the choice of two classes, either Tuesday or Thursday afternoons (both 1-3.30pm).

Course fees

Course fees can be paid on a unit by unit basis. Each unit costs £65 (£60 Members of
Ness Gardens). Or you can pay for the entire course, the full cost is £520 (£480
members of Ness Gardens).

Further information

RHS Level 2 course Information sheet

To apply

Please contact Andy Lambie (Horticultural Lecturer) alambie@liverpool.ac.uk

RHS Level 3 in the Principles of Horticulture

This course is for anyone wishing to develop knowledge gained at Level 2 and those already working in the industry who want to gain more knowledge.

The course is taught across eight units via a series of lectures, demonstrations, and practical activities both in the classroom and out in the gardens.

The course runs on a Wednesday afternoon (1pm-4pm).

Course fees

6-week unit costs £75 (£70 Members of Ness Gardens). Or pay for the entire course, the full cost is £600 (£560 Members of Ness Gardens).

Further information

RHS Level 3 course Information sheet

To apply

Please contact Andy Lambie (Horticultural Lecturer) alambie@liverpool.ac.uk

Further information

For more information please contact:

Andy Lambie
Horticultural Tutor and Adult Course Manager 

alambie@liverpool.ac.uk 
0151 795 6315.

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