Horticulture and Garden Design


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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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