FdSc Horticulture

Horticulture is a modern, professional vocation that influences our environment, how we eat, how we relax, our health, life expectancy and wellbeing. This exciting programme has been designed specifically to allow you to explore many aspects of horticulture including applied science, sustainability and design. It provides opportunities to gain and reflect on practical experience in two distinct work placements. The programme will provide you with the skills and experience to prepare for an interesting, exciting and rewarding career which embraces tradition, technology and innovation.

The range of resources including Eden’s own plant collections, growing environments, nursery and dedicated teaching facilities, coupled with Duchy College’s nationally renowned micro-propagation research facility, provide a world-class platform from which this exciting and stimulating programme will be delivered.

You will quickly become integrated within the Eden Project and, in addition to attending the carefully designed taught modules, will have the opportunity to research, apply, develop a wide range of practical skills by participating in activities in the tropical and Mediterranean biomes, the outdoor garden and the nursery crop production facility. As well as benefiting from working alongside Eden’s skilled and specialist horticulturalists, you will also undertake a work placement within another horticultural organisation.

In the final year of your study you will undertake a piece of novel research for which it is encouraged to make full use of the available facilities to explore contemporary issues that will enhance your CV on successful completion of the course. This unique combination of scientific study and practical opportunity set in an intellectually stimulating and friendly environment will inspire you to develop a
successful career in the future.

'It’s just an amazing place to be, especially for a Horticulture degree you have such a wealth of plants here... There is just so much to look at and studying the theory on the course, you can just come down here and see it all in real life, it brings the course alive.'
John Hart (graduated 2019)

Possible careers

  • Commercial crop producer
  • Researcher
  • Estate garden worker
  • Garden and landscape design technician
  • Landscaper
  • Propagator
  • Horticultural retailer
  • Glasshouse technician
  • Municipal parks and gardens worker
  • Nursery stock producer
  • Community project worker

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.