certificate in horticulture: cut flowers

A distance learning programme providing effective training for those working or wishing to work in cut flower production. Specialism is the key to success in this sector but employers seek people who can also demonstrate broad skills and knowledge.

We run a number of different Certificates in Horticulture, all with the same essential horticultural science modules but each with lessons aimed at a particular industry sector. They form an excellent basis for the education of our future experts and professionals.

The Garden Design Academy Certificate in Horticulture (Cut Flowers) provides approximately 700 hours of study in 30 modules, 15 of which are specific to cut flower production.

Working with Colin Elliott, an experienced professional hoticulturist, this CD-based course provides the information you need to make the jump into a career in the important cut flower sector.

The 30 lessons are outlined as follows:

Core subjects:

  1. Introduction To Plants
  2. Parts of the Plant
  3. Plant Culture - Planting
  4. Plant Culture - Pruning
  5. Plant Culture - Irrigation and Machinery 1
  6. Soils and Media
  7. Soils and Nutrition
  8. Seeds and Cuttings
  9. Other Techniques
  10. ID and Use of Plants - Landscape Application
  11. ID and Use of Plants - Problems
  12. ID and Use of Plants - Indoor/tropical plants
  13. Pests
  14. Diseases
  15. Weeds

Crop specific modules:

  1. Cut Flowers (Introduction)
  2. Culture
  3. Hydroponic Production Systems
  4. Flow Charts
  5. Bulbs
  6. Perennials
  7. Cropping Bulbs & Perennials
  8. Woody Flower Crops
  9. Rose & Orchid Production
  10. Foliage Production
  11. Diagnosis of Pests & Diseases
  12. Control (Pests & Diseases)
  13. Weed Control
  14. Harvest & Post-harvest
  15. Marketing Procedures For Cut Flowers

Each lesson ends with assignments to test your knowledge and reinforce your learning; these are sent to your tutor at the Garden Design Academy for marking and comments.

A excellent and comprehesive course of study from the Garden Design Academy for those serious about progressing in cut flower production.


Course cost: £ 1,200 (single payment)

OR 2 payments of £ 640

OR 4 payments of £345

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