Know Your Garden (formerly A Year in the Garden)

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

Have you always wanted to understand what a full year in the garden looks like and how to succeed? 

Then this course will suit you, as it covers "A Year in the Garden", giving you the opportunity to focus on a wide range of horticultural practices and techniques throughout the year.

This will be of interest to:

  • Keen gardeners, hoping to or wanting to improve their gardening skills,
  • Those looking for confidence to take that step into employment in the horticulture industry 
  • As well as self-employed gardeners wishing to up-skill and broaden their professional knowledge.

The diploma covers a wide range of horticultural practices including but not limited to;

  • Propagation,
  • Ground preparation, 
  • Seasonal garden maintenance,
  • Plant selection and identification, 
  • Plant establishment and health
  • Lawn care. 

Course details

Dates & Location

In order to apply please click on your preferred date:

18th September, 2023 - 12th June, 2024 (Monday) - Fully Booked

19th September, 2023 - 13th June,2024 (Tuesday) - Fully Booked


9:30am - 4pm

1 day a week

34 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

Previous experience is not necessary; a general interest in horticulture, plants and their requirements is all you need.

Steel toe capped boots are required for this course, you may wish to bring your own secateurs. 


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.

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