MyOnlineSchool has 3 leading schools - MyGardenSchool, MyAntiqueSchool and MyPhotoSchool. Each school offers short online courses in the relevant field taught by best-selling authors and broadcasters. With each course you get video tutorials by your expert tutor, are set optional assignments so that you can practice as you learn and get personal feedback from your expert tutor. All taught in our simple to use online classroom you can study wherever and whenever you want.
24 training courses found
Course Summary: Master different techniques and enhance your creativity with this practical guide to floral design from one of the most acclaimed florists in the world. In this four week course, Paula Pryke OBE offers her personal guidance and tuition.
Course Summary: No matter what size your garden, it’s possible to create a plot full of mouthwatering crops. In this thoroughly practical course from garden writer, Alex Mitchell, you’ll discover just how easy it is to cultivate delicious food for your table, even if you’re a complete beginner.
Course Summary: From simple platform structures to fantasy fairy castles, this course covers the planning, technology and core principles you need to build a treehouse, no matter how large or small. Learn how to tackle common practical problems, and how to adapt designs to create your own unique structures.
Course Summary: Flowers and plants offer a fascinating range of shapes and colours to photograph. Renowned photographer Clive Nichols gives invaluable advice on the technical and artistic aspects of flower and plant photography.
Course Summary: Make your lawn a thing of beauty and an integral part of your garden. In this course, RHS Chelsea Gold Medallist Andrew McIndoe takes you right through the process, from sewing from seed to maintaining a perfect lawn.
Course Summary: From town to country garden, get insights on your own designs from one of the world’s most acclaimed garden designers, John Brookes MBE. In this course, John shares his extensive knowledge and guides you right through the process of designing a garden, from assessing the basic proportions to applying the fundamentals of design theory, to planting.
Course Summary: As the popularity of beekeeping increases, there’s a greater focus on the best ways to care and maintain healthy hives. In this course, Philip Chandler, aka the Barefoot Beekeeper, takes you through the fundamentals of ‘natural’ beekeeping - a sustainable, organic approach to cultivating bee colonies.
Course Summary: Wow your clients with hand drawn plans and computer generated images that have the personal touch. This course is ideal for designers from all disciplines.
Course Summary: Gardening for wildlife doesn’t mean you have to cultivate a wilderness. With a basic understanding of planting and maintenance, it’s possible to create a haven for wildlife and human beings.
Course Summary: If you’ve got the veg-growing bug, it won’t be long before you’ll want to grow more and more, and enjoy the fruits of your labour all year long. This course takes you right through the growing year, and explores the best ways to make the most of your garden so you can enjoy the superb flavours and freshness of home grown produce, no matter what the season.
Course Summary: Container plants can provide an instant lift to even the smallest of spaces, but they’re not always as simple as they seem. Even experienced gardeners can feel stumped for ideas to make their pots more interesting.
Course Summary: Whether you're an amateur or professional, it's all too easy to have a garden full of wonderful plants that feels more like a restless collection than a well thought out design. This eight week course will give you the know how and confidence to create enduring designs with maximum impact.
Course Summary No flower is as iconic as the rose, and few have such a wide range of variety. This course, from Michael Marriot, the Chief Technical Director of world famous David Austin Roses, explores how to cultivate a successful rose garden no matter where you are in the world.
Course Summary: Throughout history, every civilisation has developed its own garden styles. If we learn how to read those styles correctly, they can give us profound insights into different cultures.
Course Summary: Shrubs are the backbone of planting, bringing a sense of maturity and great variety to your garden, but there’s an art to using shrubs in garden design. Learn the secrets of selection and maintenance with RHS Chelsea Gold Medallist, Andrew McIndoe.
From elaborate water gardens to stunning natural lakes and weirs, a water feature brings an extra dimension to any is course explores not only the design but the technical aspects of creating and maintaining water features. With your tutor, water garden specialist Martin Kelley, you’ll examine the benefits of different kinds of water features and be guided through the process of creating your own unique designs.
Course Summary: Heritage and heirloom varieties are so much more than a component of our diets. They have helped to shape the history of the world.
Course Summary: Dr Noel Kingsbury is an internationally acclaimed writer, and a long-time collaborator with the renowned designer Piet Oudulf. On this course, he shares that wealth of experience.
Course Summary: Scent has a powerful effect on emotion and mood and a fragrant garden can be a means to health, well-being and pleasure. This four week course covers how we perceive scent and how it can directly affect not only our mood but our physiology.
Course Summary: Climbing plants have an amazing beauty, and, as many gardeners know, have a key role to play in good garden design. This course celebrates the wonderful diversity of climbers, and shows you how to make the most of them in your garden Be guided right through the process by Philippa Bensley, RHS Chelsea Gold Medallist, from selecting the right kind of climbers for your garden to failsafe pruning for even the trickiest plants.