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Plant Varieties Courses



  • ACACIAS VHT114
    Study to grow Acacias (Wattles) - the botany, culture, identification and use. Acacias are important trees & shrubs; and some for timber, food, cut flowers, perfumery, and other uses.
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • AUSTRALIAN NATIVES II BHT225
    Focus is on Australian wildflowers and shrubs (not trees); dealing with many important genera not covered in any depth in Australian Natives I (incl. heaths, legumes and monocots).
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • BONSAI BHT320
    Study the theory and practice of creating and maintaining bonsai plants. Understand history, different styles and techniques, maintenance, materials, and more.
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • BUSH TUCKER PLANTS BHT 328
    Explore and discover lots of different edible plants,from well known macadamias to many that you might not have ever considered. A great course for cooks and gardeners who want to discover something new.
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • CARNIVOROUS PLANTS VHT107
    Learn the theory and practice of identifying and growing Carnivorous Plants. Study sundews, pitcher plants, venus fly traps, bladderworts and more.
  • Lessons icon 9 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • CONIFERS BHT230
    Study gardening, landscaping, propagation, identification of conifers - Pinus, Cedrus, Chamaecyparis, Juniperus and Thuja and more.
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • DECIDUOUS TREES BHT244
    Study to grow deciduous trees for shade, timber, autumn foliage or environmental management. Covers Prunus, Quercus, Fraxinus, Betula, Acer and others.
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • EUCALYPTS VHT117
    Study to grow Eucalypts including Corymbia, Blakella and Angophora. Learn culture, gardening, landscaping, propagation, identification, timber and oil uses, etc.
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • FERNS BHT314
    Study propagation, cultre and identification of ferns - tree ferns, ground ferns, propagation and culture, in the ground or in containers.
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • FUCHSIAS VHT112
    Study the taxonomy , propagation, growing, landscape uses for fuchsias: a diverse genus with around 120 species and thousands of cultivars.
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • GERANIUMS & PELARGONIUMS VHT113
    flowers for hanging baskets, flowers for window boxes, window boxes, red flowers in europe, taking cuttings, easy to grow plants, grow your own geraniums, grandmother plants,
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • GROWING ANNUALS BHT115
    Study to grow Flowering Annuals. Learn to identify, select and cultivate annuals in baskets, pots, garden beds or as cut flowers. Improve your plantsman skills for a career or to indulge a passion.
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • GROWING CAMELLIAS VHT109
    Study to grow camellias. Learn gardening, landscaping, propagation, identification etc. Covers japonicas, reticulatas, sasnquas, hybrids and other species.
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • GROWING CARNATIONS VHT110
    Study to grow Diantus cultivars as cut flowers or garden plants. Covers Dianthus species, cultivars and hybrids, propagation, culture is soil or hydroponics, harvest and more.
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • GROWING GREVILLEAS VHT118
    Study to grow Grevilleas; to understand the 170 plus species plus hybrids and cultivars. Learn gardening, landscaping, propagation, identification etc.
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • GROWING IRIS VHT111
    Study to identify and grow iris species and cultivars. Learn gardening, landscaping, propagation, hybridisation identification etc.
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • ORCHID CULTURE BHT232
    Study orchids: Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Cattleya, Phalenopsis, Paphiopedilum, Vanda, Vanilla, etc. Learn culture, landscaping, propagation, identification and more.
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • PALMS & CYCADS BHT233
    Study to grow palms and cycads. Learn gardening, pest management, landscaping, propagation, identification etc. Use as indoor plants, date, oil and coir production, building materials, etc.
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • PERENNIALS BHT316
    Study from home to grow Perennial flowers. Learn culture, pest control, irrigation, landscaping, propagation, hybridization, identification etc.
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • PROFICIENCY AWARD IN ORCHIDS VHT046
    Proficiency Award In Orchids. Become an expert in Orchids. Learn about Orchid classification, production and marketing. Gain knowledge about horticultural best practices. Choose from over 600 courses with ACS Distance Education.
  • Modules icon 5 modules
  • Duration icon 500 hours
  • Qualification icon Proficiency Award
  • PROTEAS BHT318
    Study proteas. Learn gardening, landscaping, propagation, identification etc. Covers common species (eg. cynaroides, mellifera, repens) and uncommon.
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • ROSES BHT231
    Learn to grow and identify roses, for gardens, as a cut flower crop, or to exhibit. Covers hybrid teas, floribundas, species, climbers, standards, bush roses, miniatures, etc.
  • Lessons icon 8 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment
  • TROPICAL PLANTS BHT234
    Study to grow Tropical Plants. Learn gardening, landscaping, propagation, identification etc. Covers annuals, perennials, bulbs, gingers, palms, trees, shrubs, edibles and more.
  • Lessons icon 10 lessons
  • Duration icon 100 hours
  • Qualification icon Statement of Attainment