Fundamentals of Horticulture Course 2019

Designed for home gardeners or those in the trade needing to up skill their knowledge

A five-week practical and theory based course in which participants will learn the basics of horticulture.

Wednesdays 5.30 – 7.30pm June 5 – July 3 2019

Includes 1 practical session on Saturday 15 June 12.30pm-4.30pm

Cost: $150 (includes GST)

We have extended registrations for this course to midday on Tuesday 4 June


  1. Wednesday 5 June 5.30 – 7.30pm
    Course Introduction. Plant naming
  2. Wednesday 12 June 5.30 – 7.30pm
  3. Saturday 15 June 12.30 – 4.30pm
  4. Wednesday 19 June 5.30 – 7.30pm
    Plant Functions
  5. Wednesday 26 June 5.30 – 7.30pm
    Pest, Disease & Disorders
  6. Wednesday 3 July 5.30 – 7.30pm
    Propagation. Closing Presentation

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Plant Names & Classification
  2. Plant Functions
  3. Pests, Disease & Disorders
  4. Plant Propagation
  5. Tree & Shrub Planting (practical)

Tutor: David Milne

David is a qualified horticulturalist from Scotland where he worked for several private estates covering all aspects of design, planting and maintenance of soft and hard landscapes. He worked for 7 years in the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh (RBG) initially in the Rock Garden, the in the Nursery team. For six years he was Propagation Manager for a mail-order nursery specialising in alpine and herbaceous plants and bulbs. He began lecturing in horticulture at the RGB and after working in the horticulture industry in Christchurch for a few years he became a full time tutor with Agribusiness Training delivering NZQA courses.

Dave delivered Fundamentals of Horticulture and another horticultural course at the CHS in 2016 & 2017. We are very happy to have secured his tutorship again.

Download the brochure and registration form


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