Specialist resources for practical outdoor courses.
400-acre estate with woodlands, wetlands, livestock, gardens and grasslands. There are outstanding facilities for floristry, horticulture, landscaping and garden design. These include a campus nursery, workshops and design studios.
Our staff are extremely experienced and professional. Many have come from the relevant industries that they teach in, which allows them to pass on many years of experience and knowledge to students.
The Woodlands Centre at Merrist Wood College will provide a safe and secure learning environment for up to 64 students with severe and complex learning, social and communication difficulties and challenging behaviour that may also have a physical disability. The Centre will also cater for students who have epilepsy.
If you don't live in Guildford or the surrounding areas but want to study at Merrist Wood College or Guildford College, we can help you to arrange accommodation. With just over 100 residents on our picturesque country campus, Merrist Wood provides a supportive community for students living away from home. At the last Ofsted inspection, Merrist Wood College's residential provision was rated as "outstanding in all five areas inspected. Find out more here.
acres of multi-award winning outdoor classrooms
years of teaching; our college dates back to 1318