Aspects of the Domestic Garden

SMB Certificate in Aspects of the Domestic Garden

Aspects of the Domestic Garden

This Aspects of the Domestic Garden course is a thorough introduction to the two major components of most gardens. You will get to know a wide range of ornamental plants, how best to select these and plan the layout effectively through elementary design: you will also consider the productive disciplines of fruit and vegetable growing and salad crops.

Key facts

  • Start date: 11th Janruary 2022
  • Duration: This evening course will take place over 18 weeks between the hours of 18:30- 21:00.
  • Location: Brooksby
  • Fees: Course fee - £350 (VAT exempt)

Your future

Whilst principally a leisure course, this programme is also suitable for those who are looking to progress into employment or self employment within the horticultural industry.
You may also be interested in joining our Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture or our Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but some previous knowledge would be beneficial

We require

  • A completed enrolment form (see below)
  • Copy of suitable ID (see booking procedures below)
  • Payment of the course fee (see booking procedures below)


  • Garden features, plant selection and planning
  • Growing fruit and vegetables

What will you gain?

  • An extensive knowledge of Horticultural practices
  • Ability to plan and design a variety of gardens
  • Ability to identify a range of plants

Course Flyer

For more information about Horticulture short courses at SMB, click here.

How to apply?

To apply Click here to download the course enrolment form. Please note that you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to complete the form.  Please email any completed forms to

Click here to read the Short Course Booking Procedures.