Horticulture offers a very rewarding career and the industry lies at the very heart of the nation’s passion for plants and gardens, both domestic and commercial.
With a long-standing heritage and an expanding retail sector, it is one of the largest employers in the UK. A career in horticulture could mean anything from a hands-on gardener working for a private household, to a research scientist studying new species for a large international company.
Merrist Wood College has an established tradition of excellence with over 50 medals won at RHS Flower Shows, and a nursery housing a diverse range of plant and tree species. Our courses will provide you with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of a wide range of plants.
We have developed a considerable reputation for horticulture amongst industry specialists and you’ll be working under experienced and qualified tutors who bring a unique insight into the industry.
Coming back to studying after a gap has been a confidence boost. It's been a brilliant experience just knowing that I can alter where my career path is going.”Maya, Access to HE: Psychology