Plant Varieties Courses


Plant variety courses for careers or special interests in horticulture. Become an expert on your favourite plant.

Gain skills and knowledge in a plant variety with practical experience. Our courses offer variety, flexible options with support from expert plantsmen, botanists and professional horticulturists


  • Acacias

    Become an Acacia Expert -learn to identify, grow and use Acacias; for landscping, soil rehabilitation-even food.
  • African Violets

    Learn about African Violets and other Gesneriads - Home Study - Develop a career, follow a passion.
  • Australian Native Ferns

    Australian Native Ferns. Learn more about this fascinating area of the plant kingdom. Study from home and at your own pace. Suitable for amateur enthusiastic and commercial grows or those students who want to know more about Australian plants.
  • Australian Natives I

    Learn how to grow Australian native plants, how to propagate natives and landscape with Australian plants. Learn from qualified professionals.
  • Australian Natives II

    Study Australian wildflowers at home; learning about ground covers, climbers, creepers and Australian Native Shrubs; both how to identify plants and growing plants, by distance education or an online course
  • Azaleas & Rhododendrons

    Learn to identify and grow azaleas and rhododendrons; vireyas, mollis, trees, shrubs, etc - for career or follow your passion.
  • Bonsai

    Learn to create different styles of bonsai - to choose plants, training and maintaining them to create a work of living art - a course for passionate amateurs, or professional gardeners and nurserymen
  • Bush Tucker Plants

    There are many Australian plants that are edible, learn about identifying, growing and using Australian Indigenous Plants with the Bush Tucker Plants course.
  • Cacti & Succulents

    Study cacti and succulents - follow a passion, enhance a career or business.
  • Carnivorous Plants

    Learn to identify, propagate, grow and use carnivorous plants - work with them, or follow your passion.
  • Certificate in Plantsmanship

    Become a professional plantsman; training as a horticulturists, nurserymen, environmental managers. Unique in depth course for skills that set you apart among the most valued in your profession.
  • Conifers

    Learn about growing conifers. Study this course via distance education.
  • Eucalypts

    Eucalyptus VHT117. Learn about Eucalyptus: their identification, culture (propagation, soils, landscape uses, feeding), and uses. Study by distance education with ACS.
  • Ferns

    Learn all about ferns. 100 hour distance education course, with John Mason, author of Growing Ferns,and an international team of professional horticulturists,.
  • Fuchsias

    Study fuchsias by distance education. Learn about hundreds of species, cultivars and hybrids: as a nurseryman, gardener, plant breeder, collector or someone starting a career or business.
  • Growing Annuals

    Learn how to identify, grow and use annual plants. A useful course for passionate home gardeners or professional horticulturists.
  • Growing Camellias

    Study camellias (eg. japonicas, sasanquas, reticulatas), their special characteristics, and their culture. Also covers soils, feeding, watering, pruning, planting methods, pest & disease control, propagation, & more.
  • Growing Carnations

    Study carnations by distance learning - Learn about Dianthus species, cultivars and hybrids; growing them as cut flowers or landscape plants : for work, business or hobby.
  • Growing Grevilleas

    Growing Grevilleas, Growing these Proteaceae shrub, ground cover and tree plantsBecome an expert on Grevilleas. This course provides a thorough grounding in identifying, growing and using grevilleas.
  • Growing Iris

    Learn all about growing iris for cut flowers, grow as garden or container plants -Become an Irise Expert -for work, career, business or just a passion.
  • Interior (Indoor) Plants

    Learn all about indoor plants with this 100 hour course, tutored by expert horticulturists.
  • Orchid Culture

    Learn to identify and grow a wide range of orchids. Online orchid course with 100 hours of self paced study
  • Palms & Cycads

    Learn all about growing palms and cycads in this 100 hour distance education course tutored by horticultural experts.
  • Pelargoniums and Geraniums

    Study Geraniums and Pelargoniums at home. 100 hour course for nurserymen, enthusiasts, horticulturists -Developed by John Mason author of Geraniums & Pelargoniums, nurseryman, landscaper, garden writer.
  • Perennials

    Learn to grow perennial plants, identify and select the best cultivars, design perennial gardens and more, studying from home
  • Proteas

    Learn to identify, propagate and cultivate proteas and some of their relatives - as garden plants or cut flowers. For passionate gardeners or professional horticulturists.
  • Roses

    Identify, propagate, grow lots of different roses -run aq rose farm, rose nursery or create rose gardens. -everything about roses in one course for the rose enthusiast.
  • Tropical Plants

    Learn all you need to know about tropical plants with this 100 hour distance education course tutored by experienced and qualified horticulturists.