Gardening – Reap the Rewards (General Horticulture)

It should come as little surprise to learn that gardening is actually good for you – but even the experts are overwhelmed with the evidence demonstrating its benefits.  We all know that gardening gives you exercise, fresh air and vitamin D, but it is the psychological benefits that are now becoming evident.  

Gardening can help people with all manner of mental health conditions (such as depression), as well as those recovering from brain injuries and strokes, and those with dementia.  The gardener is immediately in a calm, soothing, stress-free and natural setting, at one with nature, accomplishing an ultimately rewarding but not-too-demanding task.  And according to one expert, you don’t have to have a garden to reap the rewards.  A simple window box with just one seed to plant, tend and watch grow can benefit you.  

One IT specialist earning a hefty City salary had a breakdown at 27.  After an unsatisfactory period of ‘just existing’, unable to get her life back on track, she started attending a weekly gardening project.  Three years later she passed her horticultural exams and is now training to be an arboriculturalist.  She says, ‘I felt a sense of transformation in the garden…a sense of calm that I hadn’t felt before.’

ADL offer a wide selection of homestudy courses on home gardening, arboriculture and other horticultural subjects.   Here are some:
· Arboriculture I – BHT106

· Arboriculture II – BHT208

· Diploma in Horticulture – VHT002  

· Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (Ornamental Horticulture) – V

· Advanced Certificate in Arboriculture – VHT090

· Amenity Horticulture I

· Managing Notable Gardens – BHT340

· Landscaping I – BHT109

For more information on Horticulture and other relevant courses, please click here…
Available through correspondence, on-Line or USB at ADL.




July Newsletter 1 2022: Go Viral (on the internet) today

Understand how the mind works to promote your business and generate sales! This is a broad-based Psychological Mindset and Marketing online qualification designed to combine the disciplines of psychology, marketing and business skills in order to help us understand how the role of Mindsets Mindsets helps us recognise opportunities, deal with situations:- making us aware

Read More »

June Newsletter 4 2022: Is it smaller than a loaf of bread?

Nanotechnology 100 Hours Certificate Course Learn about Nanotechnology and understand how it can be applied in many industries Nanoscience is the study of structures and molecules on the very small scales of nanometres. The technology that utilises it in practical applications, such as devices, is called nanotechnology. This course will help you understand how nanotechnology

Read More »

Freedom to Learn

Unsurprisingly, one of the most critical skills that we can understand in life is how to learn. Or, more accurately, how we learn because we are all very different and at various points in our journey to understanding how we work best. This series is going to be an exploration of ideas that may prove

Read More »

May Newsletter 3 2022: Enter the writer’s room!

Writing Non-Fiction 100 Hours Certificate Course Learn How Professional Non-Fiction Writers Become Professional Non-Fiction Writers! Have you ever dreamed of becoming a Professional Non-Fiction Writer? This course will help you learn how to write blogs, news articles, video scripts and much more. You’ll also learn how to develop writing skills that will enable you to

Read More »

June Newsletter 2 2022: Farm-Bred and Organic Tourism!

Farm Tourism (also known as Agritourism!) 100 Hours Certificate Course HOW TO ESTABLISH A FARM TOURISM BUSINESS Looking to add extra revenue streams to your farming business? This course will explain the various opportunities and different ways that a farm tourism business can add to your farm income. You’ll learn how to build a tourism

Read More »


Scroll to Top


To speak to one of our course advisors, please enter your name and phone number below and click the "Please Call Me" button. We will call you back as soon as possible!

By submitting this form, I provide my consent to ADL to contact me via email or telephone, regarding the course I selected. All information provided is protected in conformity with our Privacy Policy.


required fields are marked with *

By submitting this form, I provide my consent to ADL to contact me via email or telephone, regarding the course I selected. All information provided is protected in conformity with our Privacy Policy.