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.

RHS Level 2

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.

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‘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

The future for RHS qualifications

As you may already know, the Royal Horticultural Society have updated their qualifications for delivery from Autumn 2022. Further information about these changes can be found on the RHS website.