"I participated in Worldskills UK and won Gold and we won Gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower too; both inspired me to push myself further."Dan Handley, Extended Diploma
With a national reputation for excellence in horticulture and garden design, Sparsholt provides you with the valuable knowledge and training to launch you directly into the industry or higher study at university. As RHS Chelsea Gold Medal winners you will be taught by a team of experts – renowned within the industry.
Five hectares dedicated to horticultural practice; Lanscaped gardens, lawns and decorative beds; Production polytunnels; Garden design studio; Small fruit orchard; Tropical glasshouses…
* Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture – 100% success rate against bench mark of 79%
* Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture – 100% success rate against bench mark of 84%
* 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal winners and awarded Best in Category
* Home of the BBC Radio 4 ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ Potting Shed and garden
“I have always been interested in plants and their arrangement and work closely with outside organisations, such as Plant Heritage, the RHS and the National Trust, to promote their use. Since 1998 I have coordinated the College’s display for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, winning six Gold medals and three ‘Best in Category’ awards.”