Propagation - Plants for Free (Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton)

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

Interested in finding out how to save money by growing your own plants from cuttings and seeds? In this 3 hour introductory session, we will explore the basics to plant propagation including taking cuttings and sowing seeds to produce the most successful results. You will have the opportunity to try some of the techniques yourself and will leave with your results to take home to nurture further.

Course Content

This half day session covers the theory behind a range of techniques to propagate plants and includes demonstrations and practical activities.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

This introductory course is suitable for anyone with an interest in growing plants from scratch.

First Class Requirements

If you have gardening gloves and wish to wear them for the practical activities, please do bring along. A pen and paper to take notes might be helpful.

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email

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Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.