Inspire the next generation and secure a great career

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

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