The perfect course for the beginner gardener!
Over the duration of this one-day course we will be delving into the basics of establishing and sustaining a successful home garden. You will be offered the chance to learn a wide variety of skills such as diagnosing plant health problems, propagation, identifying common weeds, pests and diseases and composting at home.
You will also be engaging in enriching practical exercises such as potting up, sowing annual seeds, transplanting and tool maintenance.
Our expert tutors will offer you advise on how to select the correct potting media, ensuring your soils are suitable for planting and how to prevent common deficiencies in your plants.
All classes are run at the Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust site, as such it is a unique place that has more to offer than first meets the eye. https://www.wbrt.org.nz/
This course will offer you full access to a practical learning environment while enjoying the serenity of our location in the Ohariu Valley, just outside of Johnsonville.
Come along for a day of dirt, ducks and doing good!
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
- Grow and maintain your own vegetable garden.
- Understand the basics of potting media and composting at home.
- Select the right products for your garden maintenance including the right plants for the season.
- Have more confidence in your ability to grow plants.
- Recall basic plant care.
Note: Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".
No background in gardening needed, just a keen interest in gardening and horticulture.