The Enfield centre is set in 30 acres of idyllic parkland, themed and wooded/wilderness gardens, plus water features and a range of trial gardens, sponsored by Which? Gardening. The College also runs a working farm at nearby Forty Hall, including a community market garden, orchard and vineyard, close to Enfield Council’s historic Forty Hall Museum and conference centre, www.fortyhallfarm.org.uk.
Capel Manor estate records go back to the 13th century, whilst the present Georgian manor house can be traced back to 1750. During the mid 1960s, the eminent local horticulturist Frances Perry, resident nearby, suggested to the local council that it could lease the badly neglected gardens of Capel Manor and a few outbuildings, in order to train craftsmen gardeners (then mostly employed in local authority Parks departments).
Enfield agreed and in 1968 the first group of students began training. There were twelve students then. Forty four years later, we welcome close to three thousand students.
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As part of its service to students, the College runs minibuses between the Enfield campus and two mainline tube stations and one national rail station.
Tottenham Hale, on the Victoria Line, can be reached directly from Euston, Kings Cross, Finsbury Park, Seven Sisters, Blackhorse Road and Walthamstow Central British Rail stations. High Barnet, on the Northern Line, can be accessed from Euston, Kings Cross and Kentish Town British Rail stations. Broxbourne station will enable access to the College from various places in Hertfordshire via public transport.
Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis, giving priority to full-time students. Places for part-time students may be available, subject to demand. Where places are limited, allocation will take age, disability and distance travelled into consideration. For further information contact Admissions.
How to get there…
By rail or bus: Served by Turkey Street Station (from Liverpool Street Station), the College is approximately 20 mins walk from Turkey Street. Buses 217 and 317.