Horticulture and Landscaping

Plant the seeds of success with this green fingered pathway!

We are proud of our wide varied and specialist facilities which include horticulture nurseries that house a diverse range of plant and tree species and our science labs as well as a wide array of machinery such as dumpers, excavators and rotary cultivators and green spaces where our students get ‘hands-on’ learning their practical skills.

Practical work is carried out on the college’s 230-hectare estate and in our dedicated landscaping workshops, where you will learn skills such as building with hard materials and working with plants and turf. You will also benefit from specialist instruction in the use of stone, brick, concrete and timber, and machinery.

We have over 40 years of experience in teaching horticulture and landscaping, delivered by tutors with expert knowledge and strong industry links including the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) and the Royal Horticultural Society.

Work experience opportunities are excellent, leading to employment or specialist Degree Level programmes. Recently our students have worked on gardens designed by award-winning international designers at RHS Flower Shows.

We have developed a considerable reputation among industry specialists, and you’ll be learning from qualified tutors who have many years of experience and bring a unique insight into these exciting and diverse industries.

With a long-standing heritage and an expanding retail sector, horticulture is one of the largest employers in the UK.

Demand is also growing for beautifully landscaped outdoor areas for business and leisure, creating more jobs for dedicated and talented landscapers and sports turf professionals. Careers in these sectors are wide and varied – you could be working as a gardener, greenkeeper, a grounds person, a golf course manager, a garden centre manager or a landscape gardener.

Industry partnerships

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Fraser, Horticulture, Level 3 As part of my course, I was able to go to RHS Wisley and collect 20 ornamental plants for my college project.
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