Horticulture Training

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Accredited Horticulture Training

The garden offers opportunities for everyone whether a total beginner or the keen gardener.

Those who would like to take their interests further can take part in formal horticulture training, with accredited courses assessed by either City & Guilds or the Open College Network, depending of the learner’s objectives and capabilities.

NOCN Level 1 Award in Horticulture

NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Horticulture 4 1


APCG Horticultural Training happens every Tuesday 10am-2pm when the garden is closed to other members and the public.

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About the qualifications

These qualifications will provide learners with horticultural skills and knowledge that will enable them to progress to:

  • higher level related qualifications in the qualifications framework
  • apprenticeships
  • employment in this field


The course is designed in such a way as to ensure that all learners who achieve the qualifications will have developed knowledge, understanding and skills in health and safety and the growing of plants.

The options provide a range of opportunities to develop further knowledge and skills in specific aspects of horticultural practice.

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For further information about our Horticulture Training please email Paul at horticulture@abbeyphysic.org

Membership is required to take part in the garden's activities, please get in touch if you'd like to join us or see our Membership & Donations page.

For all general enquiries please email us at communitygarden@abbeyphysic.org