Gardening for Beginners Course - Sydney Short Courses

Gardening for Beginners Course

What you'll learn

Learn how to do gardening simply and easily and grow your own garden plants with our home & garden short courses in Sydney!

Join this class to learn the process of growing healthy plants using reliable methods of care and maintenance for your indoor and outdoor green friends. This course gives you grounded and valuable gardening insights, as well as loads of hands-on practical experience in caring for and growing plants, and also provides you with solid advice and easy recommendations. 

  • Improve the quality of life in green and meaningful ways.
  • Get the bees in and help all plants pollinate their flowers.
  • Get confident with house plants by knowing the simple tips for long-term health and vitality.
  • Use the vast abundance of solar power to grow new life, produce more oxygen, and generate new sources of healthy food.
  • Join the happiness economy with fresh herbs and vegetables.
  • Be your own micro-producer and share fresh produce with friends and neighbours.

And what about these slam-dunk reasons and benefits to do this intro gardening course for home gardeners:

  • Explore, participate, and contribute to the eco and organic movements.
  • Be a part of the solution with green recycling and worm farm production.
  • Help protect and progress the genetic biodiversity of vegetative material and help to prevent the extinction of cultivars and species.

Bring your gardening knowledge and excess plants to class to share with the group. In the gardening world, we all learn from diverse sources and experiences.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Gardening for Beginners course, you should be able to:

  • Identify appropriate plants for garden situations
  • Choose plants that will fit the space, look good and perform well
  • Select suitable potting mixes and garden mixes for your pots and garden areas
  • Grow healthy plants indoors and outdoors
  • Establish and maintain new plants with confidence
  • Apply practical horticultural skills to other plants and gardens

Course content

What will be covered in this Gardening for Beginners course?

Types of plants

  • Indoor–outdoor
  • Sunshine–shade
  • Dry–wet

Plants for purposes

  • Herbs
  • Vegetables
  • Flowers
  • Shrubs and trees
  • The top 10 all-time favourites

Ground support

  • Soil structure
  • Garden soils & mixes
  • Fixing bad soils
  • Potting mixes
  • Soil texture & tests

Different gardens

  • Bee-friendly gardens
  • Butterfly-friendly gardens
  • Outdoor kitchen gardens

Garden operations

  • Care & maintenance
  • Mulching vs weeding
  • Fertilising
  • Compost
  • Worm Farms

Watering

  • How much and how frequently
    • Infiltration – how quickly water gets into the soil
    • Aeration – the need for oxygen as well as water
    • Drainage – how quickly water drains away
  • Irrigation
    • Manual vs automatic

Intended audience

Who is this Gardening for Beginners course for?

This course is for people with or without green thumbs, with or without big enough garden spaces, or people with problem areas that need fixing up, and they don’t know where to start, or how to do it. It’s for people who want to be gardeners and find out how, and who want to bypass making rookie mistakes or throwing away good money on bad products. If that’s you, whether you are renting or owning, we can find a solution for your garden spaces.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • Bring in a small resealable plastic bag of garden soil from your garden space for testing and analysis (dig down about 150mm deep) 
  • Gardening gloves (tight fit is better for gardening work)
  • A face mask (to protect against potting mix/garden soil bacteria like Legionella)
  • Sharp secateurs (e.g. Bunnings - Bypass Pruner secateurs $3)
  • Sharp garden snips/scissors or kitchen scissors
  • Small hand spade tool
  • One small cleaning cloth
  • Small bag to carry small pots
  • Bring in bags of chopped up vegetable food scraps for composting in the college community garden
  • A sketch pad, pencil and eraser / or tablet
  • Notepad and pen to take notes / or phone /or tablet
  • Wet weather gear if required
  • Sun hat if required

Course tutors

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$149 Limited inc GST / $119.20 / $126.64 / $134.10

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