This online course covers the fundamental processes and key structures within a plant that are responsible for its growth. Participants will be introduced to plant anatomy, and will gain a deeper understanding of how the internal tissues and organs of plants function. We will look at how photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration work in plants and why understanding them enables you to grow better plants.
Sessions can be attended singly or as the complete series and no previous experience is needed. We will cover the principles of essential horticultural topics, as well as the science that underpins these principles, with learning consolidated through online quizzes and group discussions.
Sandie Cain joined the Garden team in 2018 as Horticultural Learning Co-ordinator with responsibility for the Schools Garden and horticultural learning. She studied horticulture at Plumpton College and Bicton College, and was previously head gardener of a Victorian walled garden producing vegetables, fruit, micro herbs and edible flowers for a Michelin Star restaurant. Sandie is passionate about horticulture with a special interest in kitchen gardens.