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Horticultural training

The School of Horticulture at Kew is a centre of excellence and is at the very heart of world-wide horticultural and botanical education. Study for the world’s foremost qualification in botanical horticulture or browse other opportunities to gain qualifications and experience at Kew.

Browse horticultural training opportunities at Kew

Kew Diploma student working on the Great Broad Walk Borders

Apprenticeship in Botanical Horticulture

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

Kew Diploma in Horticulture at Kew

Kew Diploma in Horticulture

Study for the world’s foremost qualification in botanical horticulture.
Kew Diploma in Horticulture at Kew

Kew Modular Courses in Horticulture

A new course for horticulturists who want to do their professional training in short modules.
Encephalartos altensteii in the Palm House at Kew

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. 

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. 

Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens

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. 

Tulip displays in spring

Kew Specialist Certificates in Horticulture

12-month courses in Arboriculture, Propagation, Display & Nursery Glasshouses, Ornamental Horticulture and Kitchen Garden Production.

The Redwood Grove in the Arboretum at 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
Horticulture training at Kew Gardens

Kew Specialist Certificate in Display and Nursery Glasshouses

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

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.
Tulips in spring

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.
Horticulture training at Kew Gardens

Kew Specialist Certificate in Propagation

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

Horticultural lectures at Kew

Trusts and Foundations | Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)

Established in 1871 with the support of Joseph Dalton Hooker, the Society provides a season of horticultural lectures for the benefit of Kew students, staff and the public.