Begin your career in horticulture with one of the North-East’s most respected horticultural experts. Mike Hirst, who was a senior lecturer in horticulture for over 34 years at Houghall College, in East Durham, will lead the courses.
North East Autism Society is developing its New Warlands Farm, at Edmondsley, near Durham, as a horticulture and wildlife haven for service-users, and it is now an official Royal Horticultural Society training centre.
We are starting to run RHS Level 2 and Level 3 courses in horticulture for anyone interested in becoming more green-fingered. There is also the offer of additional short-courses in the likes of pesticides and mower maintenance.
New Warland’s Farm is an approved RHS training centre – meaning we can offer the very best training, teaching and qualifications available. 
Why do these courses?
  • Ideal qualifications for entry into horticultural employment, improving practical skills or further study
  • Covers a wide range of horticultural topics and up-to-date working practices
  • Appropriate for career change or to gain a better knowledge
  • Suitable for part-time study
  • Each unit is assessed by examination or set practical activities
  • Practical courses provide hands-on experience of practical skills
  • No entry requirements
Pop along to the OPEN DAY and find out how you can start your career in horticulture.
If you are unable to make the event please contact the training team 0191 410 9974 or email [email protected] 

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