BSC (Hons) Horticulture (Garden & Landscape Design)

The BSc (Hons) programme has been specifically developed to provide industry competent horticulturalists who have significant design capabilities and a detailed understanding of horticulture science. On this unique course you will develop skills valuable to numerous sectors of the horticultural industry both in the UK and abroad.

Eden’s diverse and specialist plant collections, nurseries and growing facilities, dedicated laboratory and design studio, coupled with Duchy College’s nationally renowned micropropagation research facility, provide a world-class study platform.

A diverse team of subject specialist support you in your studies. This includes plant pathologists, botanists, ecologists, garden designers, artists, landscape architects and horticulturalists many of whom partner private practice with their teaching commitments. Students under the tutelage of members of the current teaching team have won numerous awards including the Prince of Wales Trophy for Sustainable Horticulture in 2017, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Young Designer of the Year three times in the last five years and the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Student Designer of the Year Award three times in the past six years, the latest in 2016.

In the core garden and landscape design modules, innovative and imaginative design practice is encouraged from day one. Through real or ‘live’ projects you will learn how to create stimulating and thought-provoking spaces in a variety of locations from private gardens to public landscapes. You will also embrace sustainable business practice and develop skills in planting design and design communication using both traditional and digital media (no prior experience required).

Clients who students have worked with recently include Truro Cathedral, The Pengersick Castle Trust, the National Trust, The Leonard Cheshire Disability Trust, Potager Garden, ACE Multi-Academy Trust and Truro City Council.

Possible careers

  • Garden & Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Garden & Landscape Consultant
  • Horticultural Consultant
  • Computer Aided Designer
  • Professional Design Communicator
  • Landscape and Amenity Manager
  • Project Manager

Get in touch or apply

Our Programme Managers are happy to answer any course specific queries you might have. Book a call back through the Cornwall College website

For further details about the course including module information and how to apply, visit the Cornwall College course page.