Grow in the Garden (formerly Wellbeing Through Horticulture)

City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Horticulture

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We often hear that getting outside in nature is good for us…But why?

During this new course we will explore how nature and gardening can benefit our wellbeing. You will gain an understanding into the theory of why connecting with nature can have such a beneficial effect as well as experiencing it for yourselves by taking part in practical activities.

Focusing on a different theme each week, we will be outside in nature or inside in our propagation and potting areas getting hands on with plants and learning new skills.

Examples of activities include:

  • Propagating new plants by sowing seeds or taking cuttings
  • Maintaining and caring for a planted area.
  • Repotting and planting new plants
  • Exploring the surrounding landscape and taking notice of the signs of the changing seasons
  • Creative activities such as photography
  •  And many more!

Participants will gain

  • An introduction to wellbeing through horticulture
  • A City and Guilds Level 1 award in practical horticulture
  • An opportunity to develop a network within the local community with like-minded people
  • An insight into the world of horticulture, providing a stepping stone into a rewarding career that has so many benefits.

Course details

Dates & Location

We will be releasing the dates for the new 23/24 Part Time Programme in the coming weeks for a August/September start.  If you wish to receive the latest dates regarding this course when they are released then please click on this link and register your interest

10.00 - 14.00

Stanmer Campus - One Garden Brighton



1 day a week for 5 Weeks



This course could be FREE.  

If you are unemployed and in receipt of state benefits or working and your income is under £20,319 you could be entitled to financial support towards the course fees or even study for free.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, just a willingness to be outdoors. 

You will need steel toe capped boots and waterproofs.


One Garden Brighton

The recent restoration of the walled garden has been managed by Plumpton College. One Garden Brighton is the home of the college’s horticultural centre of excellence, a space for training and education. The campus buildings are nestled within the walls itself and you will see students designing, planting and maintaining the grounds as a showcase for innovation.

One Garden Brighton is place for everyone, a garden made for people. We are a part of our local community; a place to connect, improve wellbeing and discover something new. We support local producers, people and nurture local networks focused on enriching all who visit.

Future Opportunities

People who finish this course can progress onto further horticulture qualifications, and will have the opportunity to attend future courses around well-being and horticulture

Ready to take the next step?