What opportunities will this course give me?
Gardens are incredibly important as more and more wildlife and habitats become endangered due to climate change and shrinking rural areas. Wildlife-friendly gardening is about doing your part for the environment, as well as reconnecting with and enjoying nature. By gardening sympathetically for wildlife, you can create a space that is a safe haven for both you and the plants, animals, and birds that make their home there.
After learning and implementing your new skills and ideas in your garden, you may be eligible to apply for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trusts Wildlife Garden Award.
Upon completion of this course, you may wish to further your skills by enrolling on our Garden Design course.
The College offers a number of other leisure courses. Please browse the website for further details.
What will I be learning?
This course aims to equip you with the skills you need to create a garden that encourages wildlife to thrive. Each week, you will learn about the different elements that make a garden wildlife-friendly.
In week one, you will look at 22 features that can help transform your garden in a sustainable way. In the following three weeks, you will consider a different factor that wildlife require - food, water, shelter.
With each lesson, you will consider how you can incorporate these elements into your own garden. In order to do this successfully, we ask that students bring a few photos and a sketch or plan of their garden to the first lesson.
Why is this course for me?
Your tutor will be patient, passionate, and knowledgeable. The course considers your own garden specifically, so you will be able to create a plan that is bespoke to your space and needs.
The sessions will be informative, practical and fun. There is no formal assessment or exam. You will be taught through a mixture of presentation, discussion & practical tasks. An Eastleigh College certificate can be awarded on request following successful completion of the course.
How will my learning be enhanced?
Your learning will be enhanced through the use of handouts that you can takeaway and refer back to. The tutor will also bring in practical examples, such as samples of plants, fresh water invertebrates, and nest boxes.
What do I need to sign up?
There are no formal entry requirements in respect of this course.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Please bring a pen and paper to class, as well as a few photos and a sketch or plan of your garden.
There are no additional costs anticipated - any purchases made to create a wildlife garden as a result of this course is at the learners own discretion.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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