Royal Horticultural Society

Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Horticulture

RHS Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Horticulture

The Level 3 course works to a more ‘industry based’ standard, so can help if you are already working in horticulture and want to further your career or specialise in a particular area of interest. This is a 2 year course being run at the superb gardens at Lamport Hall.


The course is £1499 per person for the year, payable in 2 instalments: £899 Sept 2020, £600 Jan 2021. Includes all assessment and certification fees, the recommended textbook, tools and equipment, and refreshments (not lunch).

Study is on Mondays 6-9pm *START DATE TO BE CONFIRMED*

RHS Level 3 Principles of Horticulture Course content


  • Plant taxonomy, structure, and function 

  • The root environment, plant nutrition and growing systems

  • The management of plant health 

  • Understanding applied plant propagation 


  • Understanding garden survey techniques and design principles 

  • Understanding the selection and use of landscaping elements in the garden

  • Understanding the setting out and construction of landscaping elements in the garden

  • Understanding a range of specialist elements in the establishment of garden and urban plantings 

Tingdene House
21-24 Bradfield Rd


01933 234928

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