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Garden Center Management Course Online

Why study this Garden Center Management course?

If you want to learn how to manage a garden center, then this course is for you! This garden center management course will cover all that and much more!

Garden Centre Management Distance Learning Course. An extensive course which covers all areas of managing garden centres. Designed to train garden centre management staff. Developed in conjunction with major retailers and tutors. Highly experienced and qualified industry experts as tutors.

Study in your own time and at your own pace.

Course Aims:

  • Classify and identify a range of different plants, according to their botanical characteristics.
  • Describe a range of plant health problems and their treatments.
  • Understand the importance of maintaining healthy stock and its relationship to maintaining a profitable business.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a range of garden products sold through garden centres.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a range of plants, including indoor plants, container-grown plants, deciduous plants, bulbs, herbs and perennials.
  • Describe effective marketing techniques.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of management procedures.

Lesson Structure

1. Introduction
  • Classifying and identifying Plants
  • Plant culture
  • Soils
  • Plant nutrition
  • Watering/irrigation
  • Understanding drainage
  • Temperature
  • Light
  • Humidity
2. Plant Health Management
  • How to diagnose a problem
  • Pests
  • Diseases
  • Nutrient imbalances
  • Frost
  • Sunburn
  • Chemical damage
  • Insufficient light
  • Overwatering
3. Stock Maintenance
  • Quality standards
  • Buying in new stock
  • Inspecting stock
  • Extending stock shelf life
  • Disposing of below-standard stock
  • Watering techniques
  • Fertilising plants
  • Pest and disease control
4. Display and Display Techniques
  • Display units
  • Product location
  • Sales area layout.
5. Garden Product Knowledge
  • Plant containers
  • Labels
  • Soil and potting mixes
  • Garden equipment
  • Garden tools
6. Garden Product Knowledge II
  • Chemicals
  • Fertilisers
  • Containers and baskets
  • Terrariums
  • Cut flowers.
7. Plant Product Knowledge - Indoor Plants
  • Major groups
  • Common problems
  • Plants for specific situations
  • Customer attitudes
9. Plant Product Knowledge - Edibles and Flowers
  • Seedlings
  • Bulbs
  • Herbs
  • Perennials.
10. Plant Product Knowledge - Other
  • Deciduous Trees
  • Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Berries
  • Seed
11. Retail Nursery Marketing
  • Pricing strategies
  • Advertising
  • Promotional strategies
12. Management Methods
  • Staff control
  • Managing for staff productivity
  • Work scheduling

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Why study this Garden Center Management course?

    If you want to learn how to manage a garden center, then this course is for you! This garden center management course will cover all that and much more!

    Garden Centre Management Distance Learning Course. An extensive course which covers all areas of managing garden centres. Designed to train garden centre management staff. Developed in conjunction with major retailers and tutors. Highly experienced and qualified industry experts as tutors.

    Study in your own time and at your own pace.

    Course Aims:

    • Classify and identify a range of different plants, according to their botanical characteristics.
    • Describe a range of plant health problems and their treatments.
    • Understand the importance of maintaining healthy stock and its relationship to maintaining a profitable business.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of a range of garden products sold through garden centres.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of a range of plants, including indoor plants, container-grown plants, deciduous plants, bulbs, herbs and perennials.
    • Describe effective marketing techniques.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of management procedures.

    Lesson Structure

    1. Introduction
    • Classifying and identifying Plants
    • Plant culture
    • Soils
    • Plant nutrition
    • Watering/irrigation
    • Understanding drainage
    • Temperature
    • Light
    • Humidity
    2. Plant Health Management
    • How to diagnose a problem
    • Pests
    • Diseases
    • Nutrient imbalances
    • Frost
    • Sunburn
    • Chemical damage
    • Insufficient light
    • Overwatering
    3. Stock Maintenance
    • Quality standards
    • Buying in new stock
    • Inspecting stock
    • Extending stock shelf life
    • Disposing of below-standard stock
    • Watering techniques
    • Fertilising plants
    • Pest and disease control
    4. Display and Display Techniques
    • Display units
    • Product location
    • Sales area layout.
    5. Garden Product Knowledge
    • Plant containers
    • Labels
    • Soil and potting mixes
    • Garden equipment
    • Garden tools
    6. Garden Product Knowledge II
    • Chemicals
    • Fertilisers
    • Containers and baskets
    • Terrariums
    • Cut flowers.
    7. Plant Product Knowledge - Indoor Plants
    • Major groups
    • Common problems
    • Plants for specific situations
    • Customer attitudes
    9. Plant Product Knowledge - Edibles and Flowers
    • Seedlings
    • Bulbs
    • Herbs
    • Perennials.
    10. Plant Product Knowledge - Other
    • Deciduous Trees
    • Fruit
    • Nuts
    • Berries
    • Seed
    11. Retail Nursery Marketing
    • Pricing strategies
    • Advertising
    • Promotional strategies
    12. Management Methods
    • Staff control
    • Managing for staff productivity
    • Work scheduling

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

      Clear

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