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 horticulturist 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.