Question: I would like to buy a gardening course or classes for my husband as a birthday gift. I'm looking for a course that will teach the basic aspects of gardening. Do you have any suggestions for a suitable one? Many thanks.
Answer: Online, I would consider choosing courses from My Gardening School which covers a good range of topics and uses top horticultural tutors: my-garden-school.com/courses. Having completed the course, continuing education credits (CEUs) with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers are awarded.
For a practical introduction to gardening, keen gardeners would find RHS Level 1 ideal: rhs.org.uk/education-learning.
In the London area, there are centres in Uxbridge, Enfield and Bexley Heath. The RHS also have a selection of workshops throughout the year at Wisley and the other RHS gardens: rhs.org.uk/education-learning/courses-workshops.
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