Discover our horticulture courses

Perhaps you’ve enjoyed studying one of these subjects at school, or you’re looking to take a degree or higher level course. Alternatively you may already be working in the industry and be looking to extend your current skills, or even learn some new ones. We have an excellent range of courses for you to enjoy and discover at Plumpton that will fit in with your life, while at the same time challenge you.

Our Part time courses will continue next academic year with a comprehensive collection of Horticulture, Garden Design and Landscape options. Look out for the full suite of RHS Diplomas, C&G Practical Diploma, and some exciting new Garden Design and Hard landscaping opportunities. 

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Discover our extensively planted areas on-site at Plumpton

As you build your knowledge, you’ll be able to gain a wide experience of being able to identify and maintain different plants.

Experience our endangered plant collections at first hand

You’ll be able to experience our Black Poplars and National collection of Hebes, in addition to our endangered plant network connection with Kew Gardens.

Grow plants all year round here

We’ve got an excellent large area under glass where you’ll be able to grow plants without the risk of the weather, up to a commercial level.

Build even more skills at Plumpton

You’ll be able to develop your brickwork skills and paving at our large landscaping centre.

Developing New Horticulture Courses at Plumpton College

At Plumpton College, we are always looking for ways to develop and introduce new courses that are up to date with the current environment. Within Horticulture we would like to create and develop a range of new courses with you in mind.

So, if you can't quite find the course you want to study within our current course selection, we would like to hear your suggestions on what you would like to study and why. Please submit your suggestion in the form below

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Numeracy Courses

In collaboration with East Sussex County Council, we have embedded the development of maths skills to improve numeracy at work and in everyday life in several land-based subjects and careers.

Adults over 19 years of age and without a Level 2 qualification (GCSE or Functional Skills) in maths will be eligible.

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