Horticulture: Gardening & Landscaping - Writtle University College

Horticulture: Gardening & Landscaping

Horticulture - Gardening and Landscaping

Writtle University College is one of the oldest and largest providers of horticultural education in the UK. We offer a number of gardening and landscaping courses that are designed to equip students with all of the practical skills and knowledge required for a future career in the horticultural industry.

Writtle University College has a wealth of outdoor and indoor resources which are used extensively in the teaching of horticulture and landscaping, including landscaped gardens, large tropical and temperate glasshouses and a large amenity building which enables experimental designs to be constructed indoors.

We attract a wide range of people onto our horticulture courses including school leavers and mature learners looking to study part-time.

The gardening and landscaping industry is diverse and offers a wide range of creative and stimulating jobs which students can expect to progress onto once completing their studies with us at Writtle University College.

The industry has traditionally been divided into two sectors, amenity horticulture and commercial horticulture. Amenity horticulture focuses on how land is used and managed for public benefit ranging from historical/botanical gardens and landscape management to country parks and recreation such as winter/ summer sports and golf courses. Within commercial horticulture, the main areas of employment are the intensive growing of food crops, ornamental crops, hardy nursery stock production, as well as floriculture and retailing.

Alternatively, many students can progress onto horticulture degree programmes here at Writtle University College.