Introduction to Gardening - Northern Beaches Community College

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Introduction to Gardening

Course Outline

Whether you have a large backyard, small balcony or potted garden this introductory gardening course is for everyone, filled with hints and tips to get your green thumb. In this short course you will be taught basic gardening techniques and knowledge so that you can use these practical ideas in your space at home.

You will learn:

  • how to water wise your garden
  • explore the special characteristics of plant identification
  • plant selection & design, propagation techniques
  • soil improvement
  • pest and disease identification and treatment
  • some basic garden maintenance
  • explore organic & natural remedies for pest and disease control instead of using chemicals.

This will be an interactive class environment mixing hands on basic theory, and plenty of time for questions and answers to build your confidence as a gardener.

About the Tutor

Cameron is a highly qualified and experienced horticulturalist and has worked in many facets of the horticultural industry over the past 25 years. This includes working in research, wholesale and retail environments in managerial and consultancy roles. More recently he has been involved in the validation of certificate horticultural and agricultural courses, been a professional judge for the Hawkesbury Council Garden Competition 2018 & conducted guided tours for the David Jones Spring Flower Show 2018-2020. His knowledge, charisma and passion of horticulture will inspire you.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Cameron was excellent and so knowledgeable and patient with all our questions. I really learnt a lot and thought it was one of the best courses I have done.
  • Cameron was very knowledgeable and really made an effort to encourage questions.
  • This was a great course and I would highly recommend it! Cameron had a huge amount of knowledge and communicated it in a way that was easy to understand and apply at home. The soil testing was a fun element that really helped me understand my garden.
  • Friendly and a very good atmosphere to learn in. Great interaction with the trainer. I have already recommended this course to family.
  • Cameron gave us personalized advice that was super useful. I loved that it was a very small group, it made it possible for us to ask as many questions as we could. Will definitely recommend!
  • Relaxed and enjoyable
  • Gardening is a broad topic and Cam did an excellent job covering a lot of it. The small class meant there was ample opportunity to ask questions relevant to our individual situations, and Cam was generous in sharing his extensive knowledge. It was fun to break up the theory with some hands on propagating too. The day whizzed by and I left far more informed than when I started.
  • Nice small class so we were able to ask lots of questions.
  • Cameron was so knowledgeable and easily answered everyone’s questions
  • It was just a very lovely day, wonderful presenter and just what I needed, very basic and useful. Thank you to Cameron he was interesting, interested in our gardens and focused on our individual needs while providing information on what we did not know to ask about. Well done and thank you.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 9.00am to 4.00pm, Tues and Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113