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.

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Explore our horticultural training

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Kew Diploma in Horticulture

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

Diploma in Horticulture
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Apprenticeship in Botanical Horticulture

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

Botanical Horticulture Apprenticeship
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Apprenticeship at Wakehurst

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

Apprenticeship at Wakehurst
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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
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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.