Water Gardening 100 Hours Certificate Course
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Water Gardening 100 Hours Certificate Course
Water Gardening course online. Learn to design and manage water gardens. This online course will develop your skills in designing, constructing and maintaining a variety of different types of water gardens.
Lesson Structure: Water Gardening BHT307
There are 8 lessons:
- Scope and nature of water gardens
- What size water garden
- Water supply: rain, tanks,etc
- Water quality
- Siting the water garden
- Evapouration rate, water depth, safety
- Water in garden design: formal, informal
- Edging, Water sculptures, shade
- Water effects: sound, reflection, movement, light, cooling,
- Water life: algae, fish, mosquitos, wildlife, plants
- Water Garden Construction
- Planning the water garden
- What effect do you want
- Matching the effect with the type of garden
- Shape, size and location
- Type of construction
- Using a liner
- Pre formed water gardens (Kits)
- Pond edges
- Equipment: Pumps, lights, filters
- Submersible pumps
- Lighting: power source, DC power
- Lighting design with water
- Pond filtration systems: sterile or living water
- Mechanical or biological filtration
- Swimming pool filtration
- Sand filters
- Diatomaceous earth filters
- Cartridge filters
- Ponds and Watercourses
- Designing a natural watercourse
- Siting a stream
- Water circulation
- Pond design
- Bog gardens
- Reed beds
- Pond management
- Oxygenating plants
- Spas and Swimming Pools: Design and aftercare
- Choosing a swimming pool
- What sort of pool do you need
- Structural considerations
- Cost considerations
- Types of pools: concrete, fibreglass, vinyl
- Above or below ground
- Pump and filtration system
- What shape
- Special features in a pool
- Heating a pool
- Pool care over winter
- Indoor and Outdoor Water Features
- Pot ponds
- Water barrels
- Wall plaques and wall fountains
- Water walls
- Water spouts
- Bird baths
- Cobble fountain construction
- Using water features in a landscape
- Water Plants
- Waterside trees and shrubs
- Bog plants
- Emergent water plants
- Floating leaf plants
- Aquatic plants
- Water lilies
- Plants to avoid in water gardens
- Surrounding plants
- Aquatic Animals
- Conditions needed by fish and aquatic animals
- Water snails
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
This course is taught by:
BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, (University of Bath); RHS General Examination; FI Hort; MIfpra.
An experienced and professional horticulturist with extensive management skills gained internationally; experienced in landscape management, staff supervision and management, written and oral communication, horticultural knowledge and application, supported by organisational and administrative skills and attention to detail.
Katie brings 20 years experience in Horticulture and is an accomplished lecturer, horticulture consultant and freelance writer. Katie is a judge for the International Awards for Liveable Communities in the Whole City Category.
Katie also worked for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in France for approx 5 years first as a Sector Manager and then as an Area Manager; management of the cemeteries, peripatetic teams of gardeners (UK & French nationality) for the constructed cemeteries and memorials and static French nationality gardeners for small town/village plots.
BSc in Applied Plant Biology (Botany) Univ. London 1983.
City and guilds: Garden Centre Management, Management and Interior Decor (1984)
Management qualifications in training with retail store. Diploma in Hort level 2 (RHS General) Distinction.
Susan Stephenson is a passionate and experienced horticulturist and garden designer. She has authored three books, lectures at 2 Further and Higher Education Colleges, teaching people of all ages and backgrounds about the wonders of plants and garden design, and tutors many students by correspondence from all over the world.
Susan studied botany at Royal Holloway College (Univ of London) and worked in the trading industry before returning to her first love plants and garden design. She is therefore, well placed to combine business knowledge with horticulture and design skills. Her experience is wide and varied and she has designed gardens for families and individuals. Susan is a mentor for garden designers who are just starting out, offering her support and advice and she also writes, delivers and assesses courses for colleges, introducing and encouraging people into horticulture and garden design.
Susan is a Professional Associate and exam moderator and holds the RHS General with Distinction. She continues to actively learn about horticulture and plants and (as her students will tell you) remains passionate and interested in design and horticulture.
She also supervised the Area Arboriculture Team and was Exhumations Officer in charge of collecting discovered remains and arranging identification (if poss) and interment of same.
Learning Goals: Water Gardening BHT307
- Understand the nature and scope of water gardens.
- Identify and describe generic construction materials and techniques suitable for water gardens and pools.
- Select appropriate equipment for use with water features.
- Specify the design and construction of a pond or watercourse.
- Specify the design, construction and maintenance of a spa or swimming pool.
- Specify the design & construction of a Water Feature other than a pond or water course.
- Identify the water plants commonly used in water gardens.
- Identify a variety of aquatic animals suitable for water gardens, and their requirements.
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|Course Start||Anytime, Anywhere|
|Course Prerequisite||No, start at anytime|
|Course Qualification (Study Option A)|
|Course Qualification (Study Option B)||Level 4 Certificate in Water Gardening|
|Comparative Credits Information||BHT307|
|Course Duration and Deadlines||ASIQUAL. Asiqual awards qualifications at levels 3-7, which equate to undergraduate and post-graduate degree level.|
|Study Support||You'll be allocated your own personal tutor/mentor who will support and mentor you throughout your whole course. Our tutors/mentors have been specifically chosen for their business expertise, qualifications and must be active within their industry. Tutors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through our Moodle Student Support Zone online. Tutors are there to provide assistance with course material, discuss, explain and give advice and support throughout the whole programme. Their feedback is vital to your success.|
|Suitability for Self Employment and Small Businesses|
|Recognition of Your Course By Employers||Finalised with an exam/test|
|Recognition of Your Course By Universities||100|
|Designing Your Own Qualification||10 Credits|
|How Can I Enrol?||3 Credit Hours|
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