Practical Gardening

Ref: C2524473

This course is for those wishing to learn how to prepare the garden for the change in season. We will begin with basic gardening skills, such as weeding, digging and potting. We will learn how to plan for the season ahead and learn about plants suitable for the spring.

Course aim

To introduce students to the skills needed for Winter into Spring-time gardening. Students will learn potting techniques and how to plan and grow plants for the growing season ahead.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Sow at least 3 different types of seeds correctly.
  • Identify at least 2 plants that need to be pruned in the spring and prune them.
  • Research ways to improve the soil's fertility
  • Review the pots and planters available and create a planting scheme for them

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • As we will be working in the garden, students should wear old clothes and suitable stout footwear. They could bring their own garden gloves, if they have them.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course information sheet

Practical Gardening

Is this course right for me? Request more information

You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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