The Science Behind Gardening

The Science Behind Gardening


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Get to grips with the fundamentals of plant biology.

Learn the principles of botany and the implications for how plants grow, exploring how this knowledge can help you improve your gardening techniques. If you’re interested in gardening or ecology and want to know more about the underlying biological structures and processes, this course is for you.

This course is run at CAT by Aberystwyth University. Please book the course through Aberystwyth University online or by calling 01970 621 580 before booking accommodation at CAT.

Key information

  • Duration: two days
  • Upcoming dates: please see booking section below for all available dates
  • Start and finish times: starts at 10am
  • Fees: £120; concessions £100 (paid via Aberystwyth Universsity). Optional full board accommodation at CAT £70 (shared) or £90 (single)
  • Includes: tuition, all materials, full board accommodation
  • What to bring: waterproof clothing is recommended

What you will learn

With a practical and applied approach this course aims to introduce the principles of botany that have a direct relevance to environmental studies and gardening in particular, giving you the knowledge and understanding of plants and their responses to gardening practice.

It focuses on plant structure and function, giving an understanding and scientific basis of plant growth, development and gardening practices.

The course forms an excellent basis for progress on to more specific areas of scientific study, particularly the courses in plant diversity and plant identification, but is also an excellent introduction for anyone interested in botany or gardening.

This course is run at CAT by Aberystwyth University and can be taken as part of a Higher Education Certificate in Field Ecology. Please book the course through Aberystwyth University online or by calling 01970 621 580 before booking accommodation at CAT.

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