This online course gives an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of flowers, pollination and how seeds are formed, as well as the science of germination. Participants will compare the benefits and limitations of propagation of plants both sexually and vegetatively. Instructions will be provided on how to sow seeds and take successful stem cuttings.
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.