Get outdoors with us and learn about local plants and trees. Our courses are designed for anyone with an interest in gardening or who wants to learn about plants and their cultivation. Learn about tree and plant identification on a plant walk, or attend gardening workshops and courses. In the current climate emergency, the role of gardeners as advocates for nature and green spaces is more precious than ever. We will help you improve your knowledge and skills so you can make a difference and encourage sustainable gardening.


Explore a Career in Horticulture

Considering a career in horticulture but not sure if you're ready to take the plunge? By attending this taster session, you will gain a greater understanding of the industry, what courses we offer and what you need to achieve your aspirations. We will explain how our horticulture courses can improve your chances of a career in an industry where the work is both flexible and fulfilling. Horticulture covers a wide range of potential pathways and offers a good foundation for anybody looking to work in the gardening industry or set up their own gardening business. All these sessions are free to attend and are online.

Course Title Price Start Date Booking
Explore a Career in Horticulture - Online FREE Thursday 28 March - 10am to 11.30am Book your place
Explore a Career in Horticulture - Online FREE Thursday 6 June - 10am to 11.30am Book your place

Getting to know your Urban Garden

This series of 2 hour weekly workshops is aimed at anyone with an interest in growing. Whether you have an allotment, a garden, a balcony or just some indoor space that you want to brighten up with plants. These courses are aimed at getting you on track to gardening glory and harvesting heaven. Theses courses will have an emphasis on edible plants, but will touch a little upon ornamental and houseplants plants too.

Course Title Price Start Date Booking
Getting to know your Urban Garden - Higham Hill Hub FREE Friday 26 April - 10am to 12pm Book your place
Getting to know your Urban Garden - Lloyd Park FREE Friday 6 June - 10am to 12pm Book your place

Courses at St Marys Churchyard

Discover the beautiful oasis of St. Mary's churchyard in Walthamstow Village, a hidden gem and an ideal hub for horticultural enthusiasts. Nestled amidst the heart of Central Walthamstow, this expansive green space reigns as the largest of its kind in the village. Beyond its historical significance St. Mary's serves as a dynamic horticultural haven. It plays host to a multitude of local and national biodiversity projects, nurturing an array of life forms, including bees, insects, birds, bats and various other animals.

Under the guidance of Head Gardener Tim Hewitt, who transitioned from a nearly 20-year career in teaching English to becoming a professional gardener after studying at Capel Manor, this vibrant space has gained national recognition from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Course Title Price Start Date Booking
Practical Gardening Skills - Level 1 Award £173.55 Wednesday 2 June - 9:30am to 12pm Book your place
Drought Tolerant Planting FREE Friday 22 March – 9:30am to 11:30am Book your place

Free Taster Sessions

Join us in one of these delightful free gardening taster sessions, where you'll not only gain practical skills but also foster a deeper connection with the natural world. Let the beauty of gardening inspire you to embark on a fulfilling and sustainable journey of cultivating your own piece of paradise. These exciting 2 hour gardening taster sessions will have you embark on a hands on journey into the world of horticulture. Experience the joys of gardening in containers, the art of identifying different trees and the rewarding process of sowing seeds.

Course Title Price Start Date Booking
Seed Sowing - Higham Hill Hub FREE Wednesday 27 March - 10am to 12pm Book your place
Container Gardening - Lloyd Park FREE Thursday 6 June - 10am to 12pm Book your place
Container Gardening – Online FREE Thursday 13 June - 10am to 12pm Book your place

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Get in Touch

Whether you need to get in touch to join a course, let us know if you're unable to attend your course, raise a query, let us know your feedback or anything else, contact us using the options below. You can also talk to an adviser live by clicking on the green speech bubble in the bottom right of the screen.

Phone

020 8496 2974

Address

Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
London
E17 8QR