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Content / Overview
This course introduces plant history and origin, plant identification and the correct use and settings for plants.
Why Study Here
Practical instruction is carried out by highly qualified tutors in the extensive ornamental grounds and plant nursery at the College. Merrist Wood has developed a considerable reputation for horticulture and for it’s award-winning gardens designed and built at RHS Flower Shows. The diverse range of plants in the College’s 280 hectare estate, together with purpose-designed buildings, including lecture rooms, laboratories, library facilities and computer suites, all provide an ideal environment for all horticulture students.
People who have a passion for plants and want to know more about them and how to identify them.
Apply direct – no interview necessary
There are no official entry requirements on this course.
The course will include lectures, demonstrations and outside walks observing the plants on the College campus.
There is no assessment.
You could move onto the RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture or other related courses.
All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.
There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').