School of Horticulture

The School of Horticulture is a centre of excellence for horticultural and botanical education. Study for one of our world-renowned qualifications.

A horticulturalist waters  plants in the Temperate House

Explore our horticultural training

Horticulturalists working at Kew, staff

Kew Diploma in Horticulture

Study for the world’s foremost qualification in botanical horticulture.

Diploma in Horticulture
The Arboretum, RBG Kew

Kew Specialist Certificate in Arboriculture

A one-year, full-time course to gain a certificate in everything affecting the care of trees, from the nursery to the arboretum.

Arboriculture
The Temperate House, RBG Kew

Kew Specialist Certificate in Display and Nursery Glasshouses

A one year, full time course to gain a specialist certificate in working in tropical glasshouses.

Display and Nursery Glasshouses
Autumn's pumpkins in our Kitchen Garden

Kew Specialist Certificate in Kitchen Garden Production

A one year, full time course to gain a specialist certificate in working in a kitchen garden cultivating a range of vegetables and fruit.

Kitchen Garden Production
Flower beds at Broad Walk Borders

Kew Specialist Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture

A one year, full time course to gain a specialist certificate in how to plant and maintain ornamental gardens.

Ornamental Horticulture
The Princess of Wales Conservatory

Kew Specialist Certificate in Propagation

A one year, full time course for horticulture students to gain a specialist certificate in propagating seeds and plants.

Propagation

Apprenticeship in Botanical Horticulture

Sign up for our two-year practical horticulture course with day release academic study.

Botanical Horticulture Apprenticeship
A bridge in the Iris Dell at Wakehurst

Apprenticeship at Wakehurst

Sign up for our two-year practical horticulture course with day release academic study.

Apprenticeship at Wakehurst
Fanning leaves inside the Palm House

Apprenticeship in Kew Glasshouses

Sign up for our two-year practical horticulture course with day release academic study.

Glasshouses Apprenticeship
Interior of the Palm House

Kew Modular Certificate in glasshouse display practices: Palm House

Perfect for horticulturists wishing to undertake professional training in some of Kew’s unique plant collections. 

Glasshouse display: Palm House
Cacti in the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Kew Modular Certificate in glasshouse display practices: Princess of Wales Conservatory

Perfect for horticulturists wishing to undertake professional training in some of Kew’s unique plant collections. 

Glasshouse display: Princess of Wales
Orchid in the Temperate House

Kew Modular Certificate in Tender and Tropical Nursery Practices

Perfect for horticulturists wishing to undertake professional training in some of Kew’s unique plant collections. 

Tender and Tropical Nursery Practices
Rock Garden Kew, Ellen McHale

Kew Specialist Certificate in Rock Gardens & Alpine Cultivation

A one year, full-time course to gain a specialist certificate in Rock Gardens and Alpine cultivation. 

Rock Gardens & Alpine Cultivation

Kew Mutual Improvement Society lecture series

Join our exciting educational season of public lectures, to improve your knowledge of advances in horticulture.