Horticulture and Garden Design

RHS Chelsea 2014 Gold Medal and Best Discovery Exhibit winners!


Clearing 2014 - Higher Education Courses

We are still recruiting for our Higher Education courses for 2014. Places on several of our courses will also be available through Clearing following the release of A Level results on Thursday 14th August.


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Growing plants is essential to feed the world and creating gardens and public spaces helps make our lives happier, healthier and brighter.

With excellent career potential, the horticultural industries offer some great opportunities in a wide range of production, amenity work, sports grounds, retail and service business and creative jobs. The College has many dedicated training resources to develop this huge range of skills; not least are the following.

  • landscaped gardens, lawns and decorative beds, which benefit all our students and visitors.
  • a full range of sports playing fields, including a par three golf course.
  • acknowledged, expert staff with much broadcasting and consultancy experience.
  • production polytunnels and plant retail centre.
  • modern, controlled environment glasshouses.
  • floristry workshop and college-grown sources of all year blooms.
  • two garden design studios.
  • opportunities for Level 3 Extended Diploma students to exhibit at the Chelsea Flower show.
  • the College is proud to host the BBC Radio 4 “Gardeners’ Question Time” Garden and the famous Potting Shed, where listeners’ letters are answered by the celebrity panel.



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Clothing and PPE

  • Trousers: Navy blue work trousers
  • Polo Shirt and Fleece Jacket: Navy blue, embroidered with Sparsholt, Horticulture
  • Gloves: Good quality cowhide gloves (which tend to outlive standard cheaper cloth and cowhide gloves that can deteriorate quickly)
  • Safety Boots: Black with steel toecaps; no trainers. Wellingtons may be useful but must have steel toecaps.
  • Stationery: Lever arch file, paper, pens, pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener, 50 x see-through plastic wallets for A4 paper for assignment submission etc.
  • Locker: A padlock is required. A usage charge of £10 a year is applied annually.
  • Drawing equipment - Level 3 only: A deposit of £25 is required for a drawing kit for design projects.

Payment should be made to Student Services after arrival; the deposits are returnable if conditions are met.



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