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  • Typology


  • Level


  • Methodology

    Distance Learning

  • Duration

    12 Months

  • Start

    Different dates available

  • Delivery of study materials


  • Support service


  • Personal tutor



Our course will help you to enjoy the shear pleasure that gardening can bring to your leisure time. You will get closer to nature, learn to create the garden you always wanted and as a bonus you will get to taste your own produce in due course.




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Kilroy's College  tutor

Kilroy's College tutor


Course programme


Gardening is the fastest growing leisure pastime for many practical as well as economic reasons.

There are sound economic reasons for getting the most out of your garden. Aside from the considerable saving in expenditure, vegetables taste better when they come from your own garden. Food in the shops is subject to maximum production techniques which concentrate more on yield per acre than consistent quality and flavour.

Course Contents

Remember, You can complete this Gardening course within 12 months of enrolling. So take your first step by contacting us today !

Detailed Content

Unit 1: Introduction

  • The Soil
  • Fertilizers and Fertilizing in More Detail
  • Planting
  • Cuttings

Unit 2: Garden Tools / Garden Design

  • Gardening Equipment
  • Tool Shed
  • Tool Care
  • Garden Design
  • Front Gardens
  • From Plan to Planting

Unit 3: The Perfect Lawn

  • Existing Lawns
  • Lawn Care
  • Lawn Repairs
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Paths
  • Pergolas and Patios
  • Fences and Hedges

Unit 4: Decorative Shrubs and Trees

  • Defining Trees and Shrubs
  • Planting, Pruning and Propagation
  • Climbers and Wall Shrubs
  • Perennial Plants
  • Annuals
  • Hints on Flowers for Cutting

Unit 5: Ponds / Pools

  • Pool Size and Design
  • Constructing the Pool
  • Fish in the Garden Pool
  • Water Plants
  • Maintenance of the Garden Pool
  • Bulbs, Tubers & Corms Defined
  • Caring for Mini-Gardens

Unit 6: The Rose

  • Buying Plants
  • Planting
  • Pruning Roses
  • Pests and Diseases
  • The Greenhouse
  • Alpine Plants
  • Tomatoes

Unit 7: Vegetables & Herbs

  • Preparing the Site
  • Rotation of Crops
  • Selecting Vegetables to Grow
  • Growing Herbs
  • Fruit in the Home Garden
  • Pests and Diseases
How distance learning worksYour Own Gardening tutor

As a Kilroy's College student, you will be assigned a personal tutor, who works with you throughout your course, providing expert guidance and tuition. With your experienced and qualified Gardening specialist as your tutor, you will be in "a class of one" but you will never be on your own.

Continuous Assessment

An assignment is completed at the end of each study unit and sent to your tutor at the college. Helpful comments accompany each corrected assignment as they are promptly returned to you with your next study unit. You will receive regular feedback and encouragement from your tutor throughout your course, which helps to ensure the successful completion of your studies.

Private and Confidential

Any correspondence with the college and all your course work will be treated as strictly private and confidential.

Your Course Textbook

An excellent textbook, carefully chosen by our course writers to complement this study programme, will be sent to you with your first study units, which is yours to keep for future reference.

College Diploma

A Kilroy's College Diploma is awarded to students based on their work throughout their course. You will receive your Kilroy's College Diploma in Gardening on the successful completion of all your assignments.

About the Future

Many of our students currently employed have received a promotion or an increase in salary, as a direct result of completing a Kilroy's College course. Many students tell us that our courses have given them the confidence to go on to further study, to begin work or to change careers. So if you don't have time for evening classes or you would prefer to study at home at your own pace, this Gardening course could be perfect for you.

Distance Learning Advantages
  • You don't need to take time off from work or other personal commitments as this Gardening course allows you the flexibility and confidentiality of studying at home.
  • You can start studying at any time as the college is open all year round.
  • Because you study from home it offers you valuable savings in time and transportation.
  • There is no pressure on time, no age limits and no previous experience is required.
  • You will be in "a class of one" with your own tutor, an experienced and qualified specialist in Gardening, and your tuition is private and confidential.
  • You will receive everything you need to get started in your student study pack.
  • You will be awarded the Kilroy's College Diploma in Gardening in recognition of your educational achievement, on the successful completion of your course.

Delivery Method:
1. Correspondence

Private Tutor: Yes

Duration: 12 months


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