Educational visits form an integral part of the course. For example, students will have the opportunity to visit the likes of Kew Gardens, RHS Wisley, Stourhead Gardens.
A contribution charge of £90 will be payable at the start of the course; this covers most (but not all) of your course visits in the first year and is non-returnable. A charge of £60 will be made to cover educational visits in the second year.
There will be an opportunity to take part in the annual study tour to Holland. Although this is not a course requirement it is a useful way of broadening knowledge and experience of the horticulture industry since the proposed 4-day educational visit will include a tour of a Flora Holland Auction Centre, the floating flower markets in Amsterdam, along with other venues. Dates and costs to be confirmed; we plan to have details available at the start of the course.
Please note it is not necessary to acquire the items below prior to commencing the course, since on your arrival we will advise you on the best types to purchase:
- Overalls/boiler Suit (not nylon)
- Gardening gloves
- Steel toe-capped boots (or shoes)
- Secateurs and Horticultural knife
The above is likely to cost approximately £90.
The course team recommends a small number of text books for use on the course; although these are available in the College library you may wish to acquire your own copies, guidance will be given at the commencement of the course.