Gardening & Horticulture Courses in Hertfordshire

Our Horticulture courses are designed to give you the practical skills and knowledge you need for a future career in the Horticultural and Gardening industry. 

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Why study Gardening & Horticulture at Oaklands College

Oaklands has been a horticultural college for sixty years and we have fantastic grounds for students to work and practice their developing skills. The campus is set in mature, landscaped gardens with a large range of plant specimens and has a good range if facilities to deliver its courses including a new glasshouse, polytunnels, plant nursery, walled garden and arboretum. You can become a part of this by learning how to create a new garden, green walls and roofs, new techniques in tree planting and plant production. 

Horticulture is a rewarding and exciting career, and at Oaklands College, you can gain nationally and internationally recognised qualifications. These qualifications can lead to employment within the industry or alternatively progression to university where you can pursue higher-level career options.

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    OPEN TO ALL LEVELS - Our horticulture courses are designed for amateur gardeners to seasoned horticulturalists, so whether you want to indulge a hobby or get serious and carve out a career, we can help you to succeed.

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    EXPERT TUTORS - Our staff are highly qualified, have an excellent knowledge of the industry, and are currently working with the students to regenerate the grounds.

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    ON-SITE NURSERY – To further support employability, we also run an operational nursery on-site where we sell to the public and take part in garden shows.

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    A HISTORY IN HORTICULTURE – Oaklands has been a horticultural college for over sixty years and we have fantastic grounds for students to work and practice their developing skills. 

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    LOCAL LINKS – We have excellent links to local businesses, which support us to ensure our students have current vocational knowledge and relevant experience when obtaining employment.

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    TRIPS & TALKS - We run educational trips to different to horticultural venues where you will see examples of up to date industry practices.

Opportunities in Gardening & Horticulture

This course is designed to enable your progression onto higher education. With further study, possible future career options open to you include

Meet The Tutors

Our staff are highly qualified, have an excellent knowledge of the industry, and are currently working with the students to regenerate the grounds.

Our Courses

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Studying at Oaklands is about finding out what you enjoy learning, with a huge range of courses including A Levels, BTECs and Apprenticeships our students are given a the opportunity to make their own academic choices, and thrive in a subject they enjoy.

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Over 64% of our students go on to find work placements in their chosen field of study

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