you've been impressed with TV programmes about garden makeovers - now's a chance
to learn the tricks of the trade and hone your skills even further.
University of Leicester is providing a range of short courses to help your
gardening skills blossom.
University's Institute of Lifelong Learning and members of the Botanic Garden,
are offering a programme of short courses introducing garden enthusiasts to key
techniques, which not only create the perfect garden but will also help, to
maintain and keep a garden at its optimum.
courses vary from the scientific to the creative. A course in Plant Biology
introduces students to general plant morphology, roots of monocots and di-cots,
stems and leafs of monocots and di-cots, flower structure and using a plant key.
course in Wreath Making teaches styles and designs of wreaths and swags and
materials used in construction. There is something for everyone. The full range
An Introduction to Propagation
An Introduction to Garden Design
An Introduction to Organic Gardening
Pest and Disease Identification
Green House Gardening
How to make a Winter trough
The Indoor/Outdoor Herb Garden
courses take place on Saturdays from 10am-1pm and are held in the University's
Botanic Garden in Oadby. The cost is £30 per person per course and all
materials are provided.
The courses are being held throughout the year - contact 0116 252 5911 for more information.
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