Gardening: Right Plant, Right Place

Ref: C3673745

This exciting new course will focus on an exploration into different types of plants, suitable for growing in gardens in England. We will look at plants suitable for growing in a variety of conditions such as shady areas, dry soil, wet or waterlogged conditions etc.

Course aim

To help you identify different plants suitable for growing In a variety of conditions e.g; soil types, sun/shade, wet/dry ground.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Name and describe characteristics of plants suitable for growing in shade
  • Name and describe characteristics of plants suitable for growing in full sun
  • Name and describe characteristics of plants suitable for growing in wet or waterlogged conditions
  • Name and describe characteristics of plants suitable for growing in dry conditions
  • List the principles to consider when choosing planting combinations for visual effect

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course information sheet

Gardening: Right Plant, Right Place

Enrolment 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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