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Merrist Wood houseMerrist Wood is a 400-acre, multi-award winning College specialising in the land-based industries.

The College is widely recognised by industry specialists for its training and for its many successes at RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows. Work from the estate is known across the country and in other parts of the world.

Located three miles from Guildford town centre in Worplesdon, the College dates back as early as 1318. The indoor riding arena is one of the largest of any college in the country and we are home to a large, diverse range of animals in our Animal Management Centre. Other facilities include specially designed studios and workshops for floristry, garden design, horticulture and landscaping and access to an adjoining 18-hole golf course.

Students are able to choose from a range of courses from 1 day workshops and short courses, to diplomas and certificates, with progression right up to degree level. Success rates are higher than national benchmark, support for students is particularly strong and our tutors are all industry professionals.

You can be sure that you are making the right choice in coming to Merrist Wood College!


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