BTCC Horticultural Skills: Grow your Own - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Are you an allotment grower or just looking to utilise your own garden area to grow your own food? With the ever-increasing cost of food, or whether you’d like to be more self-sufficient, this course may be for you.

We will look at the ‘potager’ in the walled garden of cannington, discussing the three sisters approach to gardening and companion growing to maximize your harvests.Although this is a classroom-based course, you will have access to the historic gardens.

The session covers how to plan and design your growing space, using best practice to get the best of your crops.

Units of study/what is involved:

  • Preparing and designing your site
  • Companian planting
  • Sowing and planting guides
  • Three sister approach
  • Organic growing
  • Dig/No dig
  • Mulching and fertilising

Additional costs:

Refreshments can be purchased in The Walled Garden if required. (see website for opening hours).

Progression Options

If you are interested in horticulture, we offer other day courses but also part time study of the respected RHS Level 2 Practical or BTCC Principles of Sustainable Horticulture.?and BTCC Introduction to Practical Horticulture.

Course Summary

Course Title BTCC Horticultural Skills: Grow your Own
Entry Requirements

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Attendance Requirements One day course
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Once I complete my course, my dream is to work for The National Trust or travel and find employment in gardens abroad. The course has helped me see all the opportunities available to me, so I feel confident my future looks bright.

India Moule

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