Roses Course

DAVID AUSTIN: THE ROSES EXPERT

How to Grow Roses Course

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: ALL ABILITIES
LENGTH
4 WEEKS
START DATES
2nd
Mar
6th
Apr
£145 / $232

How to plan and nurture a beautiful rose garden – suitable for all abilities.

The rose is exceptional in the plant world. Not only is it an extremely valuable garden plant that can be grown in most climates around the world. There is no other plant that has such a symbolic and close cultural association with us.

Hello my name is Michael Marriott, welcome to your how to grow roses course. Wherever you are in the world, I can help you plan and nurture a beautiful rose garden. I will help you choose the right rose for your situation, and advise on everything from pruning roses, to fragrance and color combinations.

This rose growing course looks at the world of roses, the many ways they can be used in the garden and how to look after them. In the last lecture we will investigate their very varied fragrances, how to breed new varieties of roses and commercial production methods. You will be taught by the very best at David Austin Roses, and we will cover which type of roses to grow for your situation and climate, and many recommendations on the best varieties of rose to plant for colour, climbers or fragrance.

Roses vary in size from tiny little plants a few centimetres tall to huge ramblers growing tens of metres into trees. Their flowers can be just a few millimetres across or 20cm or more and the number of petals range from five (occasionally four) to 200. There is no other plant with such a wide range of completely different fragrances and few with such a geographical range. In the wild you can find them in all parts of the northern hemisphere and in every climate except the truly tropical. In the garden too, whether you live in the cold climates of Hokkaido or Canada, the heat of Florida or India or simply in Hampshire – there is a garden rose that will suit your climate.

This course qualifies you for two approved continuing education credits (CEUs) with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.

What's in the course?
  • Weekly video tutorials that you can access whenever you want
  • Optional critiqued assignments so you can practice as you learn
  • Personal feedback from your tutor
  • Membership of MyClassroom – our virtual classrooms where you can meet your fellow students
  • Course ebook
  • Course completion certificate
  • Badge for your own website or blog

 

Week One:  A look at the world of roses, the different groups and their main characteristics

Week Two:  The many ways the rose can be used in the garden

Week Three:  How to look after the rose from variety choice to pruning

Week Four:   Assorted pieces – the very varied world of rose fragrances; Rose breeding and introducing new varieties; Commercial rose production 

Anyone who's interested in roses, wherever you are.

Booking a Place

MyGardenSchool Gardening Courses Start on the First Saturday of Every Month.  You can book your course up to two months in advance:

Your tutor will make their video lectures available to you each Saturday morning for four weeks, and will support you throughout the course. Book now to secure a place!

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