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“The Horticulture facilities are excellent and complement the academic elements of my course.”

Horticulture is an industry that contributes £9 billion to the UK economy each year and employs some 300,000 people. It contributes to our food security, health, well-being and mitigating the effects of environmental change. The college has invested heavily in the facilities of the department which include:

  • Five hectares dedicated to horticulture practice
  • Home to the BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time potting Shed and Garden
  • Landscaped gardens, lawns and decorative beds
  • multi-bay production polytunnels
  • Garden design studio
  • Small fruit area (orchard)
  • Turf management area
  • Tropical glasshouses used all year round
  • Drawing studio – with A1 drawing boards and design software
  • Ornamental grounds providing a wide variety of plants for identification and analysis
  • Sports and recreation areas