Join our student team to enjoy national success and stay abreast of fast changing technology.
Scientist to landscape architect, parks manager to garden designer – it’s the sheer diversity of careers that makes horticulture and landscape so exciting and appealing.
Whether your workplace is a field of growing crops, a desk in a high tech city centre office or a championship golf course, you’ll have plenty of options to branch out and specialise in one of the world’s fastest growing industries.
At Reaseheath we’ve recognised how important the ‘green industry’ is going to be in the future and we’ve invested £8.3 million into our National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology. If you join Reaseheath Horticulture you’ll be introduced to cutting-edge technologies and science in the only college facility of its kind!
In 2021, the UK’s largest training and research centre for vertical farming was completed on our campus. The facility consists of three floor to ceiling growing chambers while a separate research growing room allows for micro scale testing and trials.
Current job role: Founder and owner of The Tiny Plant Company
Previous courses: BTEC First Diploma in Horticulture
National Diploma in Commercial Plant Production 2008
“I launched The Tiny Plant Company five years ago to supply dwarf varieties of familiar plants to gardeners who are short of space.
“It’s a niche market which is growing fast, as gardens are getting smaller and there are also more people living in flats and town houses who have just window boxes or containers. I learned how to grow good quality plants during my work placement with Hillier Nurseries, which was set up through Reaseheath while I was studying for my National Diploma.
“Reaseheath opened other doors for me too. I used the knowledge and skills I learned at college when I competed in the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition and was placed third. I’ve also achieved medals at major RHS shows with my plant displays.”
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Why study Horticulture and Landscape at Reaseheath?
Our courses are industry focused so you will develop skills to help you gain employment or set up your own business. Receive relevant training for a modern industry including work experience with our network of partners.
Become career ready by getting involved in the design and build of medal winning show gardens and community gardening projects to gain experience (you may even appear on TV!)
Our 21-hectares of formal gardens and grounds is the perfect learning environment for horticulture students, with specialist plant collections, unusual trees, designed landscapes and sports pitches.
Have the chance to compete in WorldSkills UK landscaping competitions and take advantage of the unique training workshops and masterclasses available to you to increase your career prospects.
Enjoy visits to gardens with nationally significant landscaping and planting schemes or get involved in industry-led projects on and off campus.
Study in our state-of-the-art commercial production unit with its automated glasshouses, computer controlled hydroponic system and innovative LED lighting and experience commercial crop production.
“Horticulture is one of the most fun, exciting, rewarding and diverse industries I can think of. For me, it’s so important that we inspire more young people to get into horticulture as a career.Gardening can potentially help to save the world.”