A Beginner’s Guide to Gardening in the Spring

Ref: C2423238

This course is for those new to gardening, and will explore a wide range of seasonal tasks in the Spring Garden. This will include spring seed sowing, what to prune in spring, growing vegetables, fruit and herbs, prolonging colour and interest, pests and diseases, identifying weeds, growing cut flowers, and managing rockeries. Each week, we will also have a presentation on a plant of the week, and identify and discuss some seasonal plants.

Course aim

To identify and discuss tasks in a Beginner's Garden that are appropriate to Spring. To provide a forum for novice gardeners to discuss a range of garden-related topics.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Plan and carry out seasonal tasks in the garden
  • Propagate a range of plants from seed
  • Maintain a colourful and interesting garden through the growing season
  • Identify and manage a range of pests and diseases
  • Understand which vegetables, fruit and herbs will do well in the conditions available

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You do not need to bring anything with you. Course materials will be provided in Canvas each week, and reading through these before the session will be helpful.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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A Beginner’s Guide to Gardening in the Spring


This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • 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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