Learn how to grow your own food, get out in nature, and build in-demand skills for a hands-on career by studying a horticulture course.
Horticulture is the science or art of cultivating plants. By studying a horticulture course you’ll build specialised practical skills in a broad range of areas relating to the successful cultivation of plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables, and broader protection of vital natural resources. You’ll learn how to identify and diagnose problems in plants, develop soil and nutrition programs for treating plants, how to use tools and machinery related to plant care, and, if you choose, you may also study the business of horticultural management.
You’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural world and learn critical skills for its protection and conservation. By studying a horticulture course, you’ll build the critical knowledge and skills needed to make a real difference in the protection of our most vital natural resources.
The study of horticulture covers five separate disciplines, and you may study all in a horticulture course. You will study floriculture, the study of flowers; landscape horticulture, for a career in landscape gardening; olericulture and pomology, the study of fruit and vegetables; and post-harvest physiology, to understand and manage the way product is handled after harvest.
You may choose to apply the skills and knowledge you learn in a horticulture course to your own garden or small plot, or seek employment in the horticultural sector after completing your course. You may study a horticulture course as a certificate or diploma course.
If you’re passionate about the natural world, curious about the way it works and committed to using your skills to protect and conserve it, studying a horticulture course is your next career step.