Professional courses

Royal Horticultural Society courses


Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) courses at the Botanic Garden are suitable for keen gardeners or for those looking for a career in horticulture. These recognised qualifications will help you develop your horticultural knowledge and skills.

The University of Bristol Botanic Garden currently delivers RHS Level 2 courses.

RHS Level 2 (L2) qualifications provide an entry route into the horticultural profession. They are a foundation for further learning or training. They also support career development for those working in the field of horticulture.

For full information and booking details for RHS level 2 courses starting in autumn 2024 at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden, please click here.

Further information on the content of the Level 2 syllabus can be found on the RHS website.

For any questions about our RHS courses, please contact us by email or call +44 (0)117 428 2041.


‘I absolutely loved taking the RHS level 2 theory course at Bristol Botanic Gardens. It was so well organised with clear communication throughout. I really enjoyed the lessons and looked forward to attending each week – the learning will be useful for my own gardening and the qualification is helping me to move into a career in horticulture. I also found the course really helpful for networking with fellow gardeners and sharing knowledge and opportunities with each other. Having the course based at the gardens in such a lovely setting was a nice bonus too. I’d highly recommend it for anyone considering a career in horticulture.’

Gemma, Thursday Evening theory class 2022