Gardening Skills Leisure

What is special about this course?

Start growing food at home with this exciting new course.

This is a relaxed and friendly course held in Moray College UHI’s well equipped Horticultural Training Facility at the Biblical Garden, next to Elgin Cathedral.  Free tea and coffee on arrival.

This evening course will provide and introduction to food growing, which is ideal for those who want a taste of the growing experience.

There’s an emphasis on activity, participation and fun throughout this course. 

All students will need to wear sensible clothing for outdoor gardening work, including sturdy footwear.  Gloves that are not too thick will be useful and students may want to bring note writing equipment and a camera to record the work we do.

At the end of the course everyone leaves with something to start their own edible garden, as well as a tool-kit full of ideas and useful tips.

NOTE:  This course will be held at the Biblical Garden

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Entry requirements


The course will cover:

  •     compost making
  •     sterilizing
  •     making containers
  •     mixing growing media ingredients/soils
  •     filling containers
  •     sowing micro-veg, potatoes, rotation, beansprouts in a coffee jar
  •     simple plant-raising techniques
  •     seasonal tasks in the gardener’s calendar
  •     pests and diseases
  •     watering and caring for your crops, planning and crop rotation
  •     fruit pruning, weeding, harvesting


Suitable footwear and gloves.

How will I study my course?

  • Evening

How long will my course last?

Evening class - 7 weeks

For start dates, times and costs click here.

Where can I study my course?

    • Biblical Gardens


The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

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Apply for Gardening Skills Leisure

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