Why study for a gardener?

Designing vegetable and flower gardens implies arranging your living space. Therefore, it requires the same interest as arranging other parts of our living and business spaces. A nicely and functionally designed yard improves the quality of our everyday life by making us feel better and more productive when working within cosily and tastefully decorated space. It is very important to make all the preparations before the layout design and planning stage. For that reason, more and more people are hiring professional gardeners.
A gardener is a workman or a person whose job is to arrange flower and vegetable gardens, and parks.This profession includes: land restructuring, sowing, planting and replanting, plant protection, trimming plants, hoeing, watering, etc. Beside knowing every single plant in a garden, a gardener should invest a lot of hard work and love in arranging it. Furthermore, in addition to arranging and maintaining gardens, gardeners design and organize other green areas by making lawns, greening the homestead and public areas.

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Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the training to become a gardener, learners will have acquired knowledge of horticulture needed for gardening, as well as of self-administering their horticultural landscape gardening business. In order to be successful in this profession, learners will get acquainted with activities related to planning and preparing garden arrangements, along with the methods for maintaining and protecting plants. One of the special topics that will be discussed during the course is how to create lawns using grass sowing and laying turfs.

Instruction and length of courses
Courses for gardeners last two months and include theoretical and practical lessons. Learners are placed in groups during classes, and all necessary seeds, agro-materials, and textbooks are provided.
Candidates who successfully pass the final exam will be issued with a certificate as a professional gardener by the Open University.

Registration, enrolment and payment
Enrolment is possible continuously throughout the year.Instalment plans are offered for all educational programmes.

Registration and additional information:
Info desk: 8.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. weekdays
                  9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Saturdays
Trg Cara Jovana Nenada 15, Subotica
Tel:++381 24 55 46 00
zanimanja@openunsubotica.rs