Practical Training for Domestic Gardeners

Day Courses
Venue

KZN

The School of Garden Design Studio, Hillcrest

GP

Random Harvest Nursery, Muldersdrift

On-site Training : Corporates (KZN only)

 

If it is more convenient to have your staff trained on site, we will be happy to accommodate you, provided that we have access to a venue, catering and, to complete the practical, we will need compost, fertilisers and a suitable area in which to work.

 

In 2014 we carried out two days of training for Msinsi Holdings at Nagle Dam.

 

In 2015, we trained the entire staff complement of several landscaping firms in Gauteng at our venue at Random Harvest Nursery.

In 2016, we trained the gardening staff for Executive Rentals in Kwazulu-Natal and went on to establish a success team that is now permanently employed to care for the gardens.

 

In 2018, we trained the gardening staff of several primary and secondary schools in both Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng

Times

Morning - Afternoon: 08h30 – 15h45

Dates

KZN 2020: 

Dates for 2020 TBA due to COVID-19


GAUTENG 2020:

Dates for 2020 TBA due to COVID-19

Details

This course is designed for the domestic gardener and instruction is given in Zulu with some contribution in English. Where a student is non-Zulu speaking, instruction will be given in English. A set of notes for both student and the employer are handed out at each session.

Who Benefits From This Course

Any gardener who works in the domestic, commercial or landscaping environment.

 

(We also offer an advanced design course for domestic gardeners, usually held on demand once a year. Please enquire about this course with our office)

Outcome

Students are energised and inspired by this course. Employers always comment on the marked difference of their gardener’s behaviour once he/she returns to work after attending this course. The students also interact with other like-minded gardeners and they get to share their frustrations and problems with their work in a regulated environment.

Content

Theory :

  • Soils - soil analysis, composition, repair and maintenance

  • Making and using compost and mulch;

  • Understanding and using fertilisers (organic and inorganic);

  • Tools and their care;

  • Pruning;

  • Lawn establishment and care;

 

Practical :

At each course we strip, prepare, design and plant a different section of garden, utilising every aspect of the theory they have learnt so that the trainers can assess the skill of the student.

 

Some design is also touched upon as we redo a section of garden for each practical session.

 

We also have a nursery at our disposal where the students learn more about plants, their form and texture, their use in the decorative sense as well as their medicinal uses.

 

Each participant in this course is presented with a beautiful Certificate of Attendance.

Options

We will shortly announce our second practical gardening course for Kwazulu-Natal. We also offer a garden design course over two days for domestic gardeners who show interest in this skill. Kindly enquire directly with our office in this regard.

Is Previous Experience Required?

No previous experience is required.

Registration

Confirm your intention by telephone, fax or email.

Once you have downloaded the application form, complete it then upload and submit the form on this page.

On application, you will be requested to pay a 20% non-refundable deposit.

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Contact

55 Ridge Road, Hillcrest,

KZN, 3610

Email : info@schoolofgardendesign.com

Fax :  0866 818 939

Cell : 082 44 99 237

            (office hours only)

Office Hours : Mon - Friday 08h30 - 16h30

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