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Plant Identification Course

In-House Courses


The School of Garden Design Studio, Hillcrest


Random Harvest Nursery, Muldersdrift


KZN :          Mornings - 08h30 - 12h00

                      Evenings - 18h30 - 21h00

Gauteng :  Mornings only - 08h30 - 12h00

Flexible Structuring of the Plant Identification Course

The course is usually held on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning. It can also be held over two evenings (Wed & Thurs) and then Saturday morning. 


Course Dates TBA


This course is designed to take your plant knowledge one step further by equipping you to be able to place different plants into their families. The course will teach you to recognise similar characteristics within those families that will make identification easier.

Who Benefits From This Course

Anyone wanting to improve their plant identification and plant research skills, and to feel more comfortable using the correct botanical names of plants. The course is both fun and mentally stimulating. A must for anyone in the landscaping industry.


The student will feel comfortable with plant identification, plant research and the use of botanical names.


This interactive three-session course will provide the student with the necessary tools to identify plants and carry out effective plant research. 

This also assists gardeners to choose plants wisely for their garden or any design project. The relevance of botanical names is explained and different media are examined for effective plant research.

During the course, students will visit a private garden and either an indigenous nursery or a local conservation area to exercise their new-found skills.

Do I Need Previous Experience?

No, but it will help to have some understanding of plant groups, eg. Shrubs, trees, perennials, etc.


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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