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   
Acacias

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

8 lessons
100 hours
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African Violets   
African Violets

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

8 lessons
100 hours
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Australian Native Ferns   
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 ...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Australian Natives I   
Australian Natives I

Learn about Australian indigenous plants, their identification and culture - trees, acacias, grevilleas, mytaceous plants, ground covers and more; as well as co...

9 lessons
100 hours
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Australian Natives II   
Australian Natives II

Study Australian native plants: learn about ground covers, climbers, creepers, native shrubs, how to identify and grow native Australian plants, by distance ed...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Azaleas & Rhododendrons   
Azaleas & Rhododendrons

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

8 lessons
100 hours
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Bonsai   
Bonsai

Learn to create different styles of bonsai. Choose suitable plants, train and maintain them to produce a work of living art. An in-depth course for passionate a...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Bush Tucker Plants   
Bush Tucker Plants

Learn about edible Australian native plants: how to identify, grow and use them. Covers a huge range of edibles including roots, berries, nuts, flowers and vege...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Cacti & Succulents   
Cacti & Succulents

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

8 lessons
100 hours
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Carnivorous Plants   
Carnivorous Plants

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

9 lessons
100 hours
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Certificate in Plantsmanship   
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 ...

6 modules
600 hours
Certificate
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Conifers   
Conifers

Learn about growing conifers with this online course. Understand more about how conifers are classified and how you would use this tree in landscaping for a uni...

9 lessons
100 hours
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Eucalypts   
Eucalypts

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

8 lessons
100 hours
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Ferns   
Ferns

Learn all about ferns! Understand how to identify, propagate and grow ferns. A course for nurserymen, gardeners, landscapers and other horticultural professiona...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Fuchsias   
Fuchsias

Study fuchsias by distance education. Learn about hundreds of species, cultivars and hybrids: as a nurseryman, gardener, plant breeder, collector or someone sta...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Growing Annuals   
Growing Annuals

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

8 lessons
100 hours
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Growing Camellias   
Growing Camellias

Study camellias (eg. japonicas, sasanquas, reticulatas), their special characteristics, and their culture. Also covers soils, feeding, watering, pruning, planti...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Growing Carnations   
Growing Carnations

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

8 lessons
100 hours
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Growing Grevilleas   
Growing Grevilleas

Growing Grevilleas, Growing these Proteaceae shrub, ground cover and tree plantsBecome an expert on Grevilleas. This course provides a thorough grounding in ide...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Growing Iris   
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.

8 lessons
100 hours
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Interior (Indoor) Plants   
Interior (Indoor) Plants

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

8 lessons
100 hours
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Orchid Culture   
Orchid Culture

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

8 lessons
100 hours
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Palms & Cycads   
Palms & Cycads

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

8 lessons
100 hours
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Pelargoniums and Geraniums   
Pelargoniums and Geraniums

Study Geraniums and Pelargoniums at home. 100 hour course enthusiasts and horticulturists. Developed by John Mason author of Geraniums & Pelargoniums.

8 lessons
100 hours
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Perennials   
Perennials

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

8 lessons
100 hours
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Proteas   
Proteas

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

8 lessons
100 hours
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Roses   
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 ent...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Tropical Plants   
Tropical Plants

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

10 lessons
100 hours
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