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Essential Steps to Gardening Correspondence Courses

Correspondence Courses

Study from the comfort of your own home.


Start when you wish, and work at your own pace. A guideline is issued to each student for assignments/exercises but there are no stringent deadlines.


Study At Your Own Pace


Study At Your Own Pace


We are delighted to offer you our comprehensive and visually stimulating short correspondence courses in our Essential Steps to Gardening range that will become the building blocks for your journey into successful gardening.

Who Benefits

These short, comprehensive workshops will benefit anyone wanting to learn more about designing a sustainable garden to improve their own living space and increase the resale value of their home. The design workshop will also teach you how to learn your plants easily and make clever plant choices.

Learn how to care for your garden as naturally as possible and become more self-sufficient by growing your own fruit, vegetables and herbs.

These workshops are perfect for anyone who is unable to attend our mid-week Premier Garden Design & Maintenance course or who is not comfortable studying via distance learning.


The structure of these workshops is designed to impart as much relevant information as possible in a short space of time for the participants to feel comfortable and confident enough to start having some serious fun in their garden. The workshops provide the perfect base on which to build.


Designing & Planting your Garden

A visually stimulating introduction to the practical and creative elements of garden design. This workshop will also assist you with plant choice and plant combinations and demonstrate how to create that WOW factor in your garden by instilling atmosphere, working effectively with style, colour and texture and how to create habitats to attract wildlife and much more.

You are guaranteed to leave this workshop with new ideas and a clear perspective on how to tackle any project. The course

content will guide you to the point where you have assimilated all the data necessary to be able to draw a garden design plan.

Caring for your Garden

In this course we expand on the five essential elements of basic horticulture to enable you to care for your garden with confidence and, at the same time, create a sustainable environment in which beneficial wildlife can thrive. We cover compost, mulch, fertilisers and foliar feeds, pruning, lawn care and natural pest control.

Growing your own Produce

Much has already been written on the subject, but in this workshop you will brainstorm the size, design and content of your vegetable garden with loads of tips on using natural and eco-friendly principles. Discover which crops are heavy, medium and light feeders and how to rotate your crops to achieve the maximum benefit from your soil. Most importantly, learn how to grow produce in KZN because our climatic conditions are somewhat different from other provinces – and rather challenging.

Designing an Herb Garden

Our herb workshop will assist you with identifying the optimum growing conditions for a wide selection of herbs and we will discuss the many culinary, medicinal, spiritual and cosmetic uses of these magical plants. No garden should be without herbs. They can be planted separately or interspersed between your other plants, provided that the light, soil and water conditions suit their requirements.


Time and/or financial constraints -

These short courses are designed to assist you to design and care for your garden or any outside space. They allow the student to choose the topic that is important to them. The courses are also affordable for younger students and those in other countries.

Easier payment methods -

Students from around the world will find it easy to enroll by using PayPal, a trusted payment method, or a direct electronic transfer. As the material is delivered by PDF to your email, there is no further postage cost or worries associated with the parcel not arriving!

Virtual Coaching – 

We will provide you with virtual coaching on a digital platform that suits you – Zoom, Google Meet, WhatsApp, etc. - so there is no reason why you should not feel quite comfortable studying in your home environment.

Do I Need Previous Experience?

Not at all. Work at a comfortable pace and ensure that you are in regular communication with your tutor, should you need assistance.

Course Enquiries

You can submit your form in two ways:

1) Download the form, complete it upload it to an online hosting service such as Google Docs, then submit the document sharing URL along with your details to the form on this page.

2) Download the application form, complete it and email it to

We will be in contact with you shortly after the forms are submitted, but should you not hear from us within 48 hours please send a follow up email to the address above.

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

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