RHS Level 2 Principles of Garden Planning


RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance

An ideal first qualification for students considering a career in garden design or garden maintenance. This 4-module online home study course provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of garden planning, establishment and maintenance.This is also an excellent choice for the keen amateur gardener who would like to learn more about garden planning and maintenance, fruit and vegetable growing and protected growing.

The course includes all required study material, supplementary reading and full tutorial support. The course work is delivered directly to your email address as pdf files.

Each module includes an assignment closely based on actual exam papers. At the end of the course you will be ready to sit the RHS Certificate in Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance, which you can do at an authorised examination centre in your area. (There is an additional fee for the examination.)

You will work one-to-one with an expert personal tutor who will support you throughout course, and help you prepare for the exam. When you become a student you’re assigned an expert personal tutor who you can contact at any time by email and who will work with you throughout your course. A member of our team is also available by instant chat between 9 am and 9 pm, 7 days a week, to answer any questions you might have at time to suit you.

RHS qualifications are widely regarded throughout the industry and a great starting point for students considering a career change. They are also an excellent foundation for higher level study.

Helen Wilson
Horticulture Tutor                 


Accredited Qualification

  • RHS Level 2 Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance

This certificate is widely recognised by employers and as part of the QCF framework it is also a good foundation for further study, should you decide to go in that direction.

Course Outline

The course covers the RHS syllabus very closely. Study topics covered include plant selection and garden planning; establishment and maintenance of garden plants and lawns; soils and growing media; pests and diseases; production of outdoor vegetables and fruit; understanding and managing protected environments. Includes all course material and full tutorial support.

Module 1 – Garden Planning

Module 2 – Plant Establishment and Maintenance

Module 3 – Growing Fruit and Vegetables

Module 4 – Protected Growing and Plant Cultivation
Download a full syllabus from the RHS website.

This qualification has a credit value of 14, which equates to 140 learning hours.
Download a copy of the full syllabus..

Book Now – Online Course only £235

The first batch of course material will be delivered within 2 hours* and you can then begin working through the material, print it off or save it to your computer. (*7 days a week, between the hours of 5 am and 9 pm uk time only; at other times we’ll send through your material as soon as we get back to our desks!)

Add Printed Notes

Your course material is delivered in a .pdf format directly to your inbox. You can then save the modules to your computer, so you can study when offline. You can also print your course material off if you wish.

If you prefer, you can order a printed copy of the course notes from EGS. These are despatched in large, A4 binders and delivered by courier. The cost is £60 including courier fees.

You will be offered the option to purchase a printed copy of the course notes after enrolment, but you can order them at any time during your course. This offer is only available to students currently enrolled on the course.

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