Production Horticulture

Plant production is the art, science and business of producing plants. It is a vast industry that has many aspects that appeal to people who love understanding how plants grow and how the growing industry works. What plants do people want? What is involved in growing plants effectively and sustainably? What is the best way to earn money from growing and selling plants?

This course will focus on the areas involved in producing plants and the different ways in which this can be achieved. It will also look at the dispatch side of the industry and the retail sector that make this such a fast paced and interesting career choice.  

The units will be:

Plant identification and nomenclature in horticulture

Plant nutrition and monitoring systems through irrigation and hydroponics

Plant protection, integrated pest management and bio-security

Horticultural mechanics and micro prop industry methods

Organise the preparation and establishment of propagation materials

Food crop production and time management

Ornamental plant production and customer demand – Retail nursery experience

Estimate resource requirements for stock control and delivery.

Retail skills, plant display systems and the psychology of selling

Course details

Dates & Location

We will be releasing the dates for the new 23/24 Part Time Programme in the coming weeks for an 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.

One day per week

One Garden Brighton, Stanmer Campus


9.30 - 16.00

17 Week Course



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

No Entry Requirements

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