The best accredited training in horticulture

Achieve leading Level 2 and level 3 qualifications with our unique online training. Work one-to-one with your personal, expert tutor and fit study around your life! Edinburgh Garden School has been offering online horticulture training since 2010.

World Recognised Qualifications

Many of our courses prepare students to sit for Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) exams. RHS certificates are widely recognised by employers and the general public. They’re also part of the QCF framework, recognised by other colleges and universities, and a good foundation for further training.

Edinburgh Garden School is listed as a Distance Learning provider by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), registered with the Online Learning Council, and listed in the National Database of Learning Providers. PRN: 10036570. We are part of Borders Connect and as such our training is accredited. For more on this please see the Borders Connect main site.

In 2015-16 94% of the students who reported their results to us passed their exams first time. Many received commendations (this is a pass of at least 70%).

Our Tutors


We have an enthusiastic team of expert tutors, all who have advanced horticulture qualifications as well extensive experience within the industry. All of our RHS tutors also have at least 5 years experience in preparing students for the RHS level 2 and level 3 qualifications, so they have an excellent understanding of what the RHS examiners are looking for.

When you enrol, your first batch of material will be delivered to your in-box within two hours. You will also be assigned a personal tutor who will work with you throughout the course. You can contact your tutor by email at any time if you have any questions or there is anything you would like to discuss. You can also contact a member of your tutorial team between 9am and 9pm, 7 days a week.

All of our courses include:

  • tutor support for a full 12 months from an expert tutor (although most courses can be completed comfortably in 6 – 8 months);
  • for examination courses, your tutor will support you right up to the exam, including supplying and marking past exam papers and helping with revision;
  • Our courses are supplied in a pdf format and delivered directly to your email in-box. You can then save the material to your computer or print it off to read at your leisure. You do not need to be online to work through the course material.

Contact Info

“Edinburgh Garden School” means Edinburgh Garden School. Administrative contact address: Borders Information, Leader Cottage, Nether Blainslie, Galashiels, TD1 2PR. Telephone: 01896 860367. Email: admin@edinburghgardenschool.com

Company Number: SC389306 – Registered in Scotland. Registered Office: Leader Cottage, Blainslie, TD1 2PR.

How Our Courses Work