Conservation Water/Wildlife Gardening

5 Week Course

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Water & Wildlife Gardening 

This five-week course will teach you the theory and practical aspects of Water and Wildlife gardening, enhancements for both terrestrial insect's mammals and birds, and aquatic environments including basic ornamental and wildlife pond creation and management. 

You will be taught:  

  • Understanding Biodiversity  

  • How to create terrestrial habitats for wildlife 

  • Ethical gardening practices to support wildlife 

  • Basic Water quality testing and understanding 

  • Basic Soil Science 

  • How to create aquatic habitats for wildlife 

  • How to maintain wildlife ponds 

  • How to maintain an ornamental pond feature 

  • Basic Fish Health 

  • Important health and safety considerations 

You will be taught by our experienced aquatics, environment and countryside management team 

This course is part of the One Garden Brighton Night School. You'll be studying alongside others after hours, as our campus becomes a hive of activity for Land-based learning. 

You'll have exclusive access to our gardens and campus after the gates close, a chance to grab a drink or browse the shop before your course starts. You'll study as the sun sets around you in a beautiful setting, with contemporary themed gardens to explore. 

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.


18:00 - 20:00



Entry Requirements

No entry requirements needed


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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