Horticulture

Take control of your Health and Wellbeing while getting outdoors, with courses in Gardening for Pleasure and Community Outdoor Spaces. There is no better way to boost your mood and improve your health.

Explore our range of FREE* courses and sign-up using our online enrolment portal. If you need support, get in touch, our friendly team can help!

*Note that most of our courses are FREE for Lancashire residents and where fees are applicable, this will be noted on your enrolment.

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  • Award in Horticulture Skills (E2)
    Horticulture

    Online
    Online
    Do you have an interest in gardening or have you caught the gardening bug during lockdown? This course is aimed at beginners or novice gardeners and covers basic horticulture skills that are important for successful gardening. The course is taught by our expert Horticulture teachers who are also professional gardeners, sharing decades of experience between them. During the course, you will learn the foundations of horticulture alongside some top tips for successful gardening....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 13/04/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      7 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      WED - 14/04/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      7 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 13/05/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      7 week course
      6 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Create Your Own: Bee & Butterfly Paradise
    Horticulture

    Online
    Online
    The aim of this course is to enable learners to create their own space that will attract bees and butterflies. They will learn what sort of plants attract bees and butterflies, and will be able to identify the plants by their common names and know the best place to plant them. Resources will be provided with seeds, compost and instructions to complete the 2 sessions. This is a fun and informative short course which will also boost wellbeing....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 18/05/2021
      13:00 to 16:00
      1 day course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 20/05/2021
      09:00 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 15/06/2021
      13:00 to 16:00
      1 day course
      10 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      WED - 16/06/2021
      09:00 to 12:00
      1 day course
      16 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Create Your Own: Salad & Herb Boxes
    Horticulture

    Online
    Online
    The primary aim of this course is to engage novice gardeners in the skill of growing salad and herbs by various methods. Learners will gain the skills to grow salad and herbs in the comfort of their own home. Learners will also receive the basic resources of seeds, compost and instructions to complete the two sessions. This is a fun and informative short course which will enable and help learners to grow their own plants at home either to eat, for pleasure or to boost wellbeing....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 25/05/2021
      13:00 to 16:00
      1 day course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 27/05/2021
      09:00 to 12:00
      1 day course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 22/06/2021
      13:00 to 16:00
      1 day course
      10 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      WED - 23/06/2021
      09:00 to 12:00
      1 day course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Create Your Own: Summer Wreath
    Horticulture

    Online
    Online
    Door wreaths are not just for Christmas. Create a nice welcome to your home by putting a handmade wreath on your front door. With expert tuition from our teachers, you’ll be creating your own summer wreath using greenery that you have gathered yourself from your garden or otheraccessible green spaces. Lancashire Adult Learning will be posting a wreath making kit out to you, containing all the resources you will need to take part (with the exception of greenery, foliage and flowers)....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 11/05/2021
      13:00 to 16:00
      1 day course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 13/05/2021
      09:00 to 12:00
      1 day course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 08/06/2021
      13:00 to 16:00
      1 day course
      8 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      WED - 09/06/2021
      09:00 to 12:00
      1 day course
      8 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Great Outdoors: How Nature & Gardening Can Boost Your Wellbeing
    Horticulture

    Online
    Online
    This 4-week course celebrates the joy that can be gained from gardening and by accessing the fantastic outdoor space that is available to us all in our beautiful red rose county of Lancashire. The course aims to encourage people to access our amazing green spaces, take notice of our landscape, what goes on in nature and be able to take some time to practice the 5 ways to wellbeing. You will learn the pleasure of gardening and be able to identify various plants, tools and the importance of preparing the ground ready for planting.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 13/04/2021
      13:00 to 15:30
      4 week course
      16 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 10/06/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      4 week course
      17 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 22/06/2021
      13:00 to 15:30
      4 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 22/06/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      4 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Grow Your Own: Herbs, Veg & Flowers
    Horticulture

    Online
    Online

    The primary aim of this course is to engage novice gardeners in the skill of propagating plants by various methods. You will learn how to grow herbs, vegetables and flowers in the comfort of your own home. This is a fun and informative short course which will enable and help you to grow your own plants at home either to eat, pleasure or for your well-being using recyclables from your home.

    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 20/04/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      11 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 29/04/2021
      18:00 to 20:00
      2 week course
      6 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 08/06/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      19 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Summer Sow and Grow
    Horticulture

    Online
    Online
    Sign up for our FREE, online, Summer Sow & Grow event where you will be provided with the resources and skills to grow your own flowers to brighten up your outside space for this year and many more to come. We are excited to include in your pack, seeds for you to produce your own salad pot.
    Flowers and Food all in one session. Free resource packs provided.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      SAT - 08/05/2021
      10:00 to 11:30
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
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