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The London Animal Management Centre

The future is bright, the future is green, and possibly furry

Multi-million pound investment in flagship learning centres for the care of animals and the natural environment in London.



Be my Valentine! Will you say it with flowers or chocolates?

A Valentine’s Day gift of chocolates or flowers is traditional for star-crossed lovers everywhere, but if you must choose, which is the surest way to your loved-one’s heart? Head of Floristry at Capel Manor College, Natalie Revett, makes the case for flowers.


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Garden designers prepare for sixth year at the Chelsea Flower Show

Former Capel Manor College garden design students Patricia Thirion and Janet Honour, are creating a garden inspired by the Magna Carta 800th anniversary.


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2015 RHS Chelsea Garden

Work on our 2015 RHS Chelsea Garden gets underway with a collection of some huge tree stumps!


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Capel Manor student wins national horticultural scholarship

Hannah Schlotter has received a £1,000 student scholarship from the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF).


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Capel Manor students to compete at BETA International 2015

BETA International 2015 is putting skill and craftsmanship firmly in the spotlight as its annual saddlery competitions – organised by the Society of Master Saddlers – take centre stage in the show’s vibrant Saddlery Pavilion.


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A Wedding at Westminster

Manor Flowers, the floristry shop at Capel Manor College on Bullsmoor Lane in Enfield, were thrilled to provide the flowers for Jessica De Bois, daughter of Nick De Bois, Enfield MP, on the occasion of her wedding at the Houses of Parliament recently.


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Volunteers have The White Stuff

Volunteers recreate historic White Garden in The Rookery public park, South London


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Floristry students create unique floral dresses for Cancer Research UK event at the British Museum

Capel Manor Level 2 and 3 Diploma students have created two amazing floral dresses for Cancer Research UK, ​Women of Influence event, which was held at the British Museum on December 3rd 2014.


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TV presenter Julia Bradbury presents awards to top horticulture students

Capel Manor students Sarah Jarman and Sofia Marcotti were presented with certificates and a £250 award by the Worshipful Company of Gardeners on November 11th at the guild’s Autumn Court Dinner in Drapers’ Hall, London.


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Why choose an Apprenticeship?

21 year old Annie Price talks about why she chose to do an apprenticeship in Arboriculture with High Elms Tree Surgery.


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Capel Manor prepares for Young Gardeners of the Year 2015!

Capel Manor College is getting set for the Young Gardeners of the Year 2015 after winning gold and the ‘People’s Choice Award’ in the Ideal Home Show competition last year.


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David Guetta: The Most D-Danger-Dangerous DJ In The World?

Thanks to Capel Manor College, we shipped in some hissing cockroaches, a snake and an emperor scorpion and challenged Mr Guetta to get up close and personal with these creatures.


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Floristry students create beautiful showpiece in St Albans Cathedral

Capel Manor floristry students were set the task of creating the main altar showpiece for the St Albans Flower Festival, which took place in September.


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Fright Night at Capel Manor

A group of 16-18 year olds in their second year of the Animal Management course are being sponsored to survive an evening in the main hall of the 18th-century house to raise money for the College.


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Funeral tribute for Her Grace the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

Manor Flowers Manager Joan Hutchings, putting the final touches to the funeral tribute for Her Grace the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire who sadly died on Wednesday 24th September 2014.


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Her Grace the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

The College is sad to announce the death on Wednesday 24th September of it’s Founder Patron Her Grace the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire.


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A Winning Team at Capel Manor

Now in its second year, Provender Nurseries are pleased to announce the winners of the Provender Nurseries Garden Design Competition at Capel Manor, Enfield.


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Mr Fothergill’s award winner Sam to take up new post at RHS Rosemoor

Capel Manor College’s horticultural student Samantha Jackson is the 2014 winner of Mr Fothergill’s Award for the student who has demonstrated the highest skills in plant care.


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Love Your Garden at Capel Manor

Frances Tophill filming at Capel Manor today for a feature on ITV’s Love Your Garden.


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Capel Manor horticulture student is recognised for her remarkable college achievements with a Mr Fothergill’s Award and Bursary

A horticulture student from Capel Manor College, Samantha Jackson, has been crowned the winner of the 2014 Mr Fothergill’s Award for the student who has demonstrated the highest skills in plant care, following her graduation from a Level 3 Horticulture Diploma at the college.


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97 percent of students would recommend a course at Capel Manor College to a friend

Capel Manor College has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from their students through the Ofsted Learner View Survey.


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Award winning students celebrate their success at Capel Manor College graduation ceremony

The cities next generation of land-based and environmental specialists have been recognised for their knowledge and skills as they graduated from Greater London’s leading land-based college, Capel Manor College.


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College Manor Floristry Team exhibit their work at the Hampton Court Flower Show 2014

Floral designs by the floristry department at Capel Manor College are on display for the duration of the Hampton Court Flower Show taking place this weekend, following Capel Manor’s participation in the RHS Floristry College of the Year competition.


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Deaf student defies her disability to graduate with Level 3 qualification in Animal Care

A deaf student from Capel Manor College has beaten the odds to graduate with a Level 3 qualification in animal care despite studies suggesting the average deaf school leaver has a reading age of less than nine years old.


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Royal guest at garden party

HRH Prince Edward was the special guest at the Worshipful Company of Gardeners’ Garden Party, which was held at Capel Manor Gardens on Saturday 21 June as part of a national celebration of public gardens.


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Capel Manor garden design student wins silver gilt medal at Blenheim Palace Flower Show

THE creativity and hard work of a Ranmore Common gardener has earned her recognition at a popular show.


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Capel Manor’s community growing scheme wins Silver award at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show

Capel Manor’s pioneering food production unit at Forty Hall Farm in Enfield has received a Silver Flora award at the Chelsea Flower Show for their entry, ‘Small is Beautiful’.


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Students win Gold at the Ideal Homes Show ‘Young Gardeners of the Year’ competition

Students from Capel Manor College have won Gold at the ‘Young Gardener of the Year’ competition as part of the Ideal Homes Show 2014.


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Sanctuary for student relaxation opens at Enfield Campus

A new quiet room for students had its grand opening on Wednesday the 19th March at the Enfield campus of Capel Manor College.


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Arboriculture Students Hunt City’s Toxic Moths

Arboriculture students from Capel Manor College have been drafted in by the Forestry Commission to prevent the spread of a dangerous moth found in the UK.


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Reaping the Rewards of Horticultural Studies

Horticultural student, Samantha Jackson, has been awarded a £1000 scholarship to support her with her studies at Capel Manor College, Enfield.


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London360 visits Capel Manor College

Kirsty Morrissey from London360 visits our Gunnersbury Park Centre in West London.


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Capel Manor floristry student’s win prestigious competition

Floristry students based at Capel Manor’s Gunnersbury Park centre won first prize at the prestigious New Covent Garden Market (CGMA) organised competition.


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£2000 of prize money up for grabs in Mr Fothergill’s sweet pea competition at Capel Manor next year

Mr Fothergills will be running its national sweet pea growing competition again next year on Saturday 5 July at Capel Manor College, with £2000 in prize money.


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Capel Manor College benefits from Husqvarna’s generosity

Adam Sarfas and Andrew Deane from the Professional Short Courses team at Capel Manor were presented with over £5000 worth of ‘state of the art’ forestry and arboriculture equipment and PPE (Personal protective equipment) by James Woodbridge, Area Business Manager for the world’s largest outdoor power equipment makers.


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Investment in new forestry machinery enables diversification of arboriculture training

In September 2013 Capel Manor College invested in a new Forestry Trailer. Towed behind a tractor, the trailer will transport timber from trees that have been felled by students working in local forests and woodlands.


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Boris Johnson is made honorary student for the day

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, joined over four hundred new students and apprentices on the first day of their land-based, animal care and environmental courses at Capel Manor College this week, when he visited their centre in North London, Enfield.


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New appointments at Capel Manor College

Joining the senior management team at Capel Manor this new academic year is Malcolm Goodwin, as Interim Director of Studies and John Gilbert, Head of School for Garden Design and Plantsmanship.


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Social & Therapeutic Horticulture Celebrates 40 years of Gardening at Capel Manor

Fifty guests attended the 40th anniversary celebrations of the social and therapeutic horticulture programme at Capel Manor College on Wednesday 7 August.


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A great kudos for Capel Manor College

Capel Manor’s Executive Director of Estates, Nicholas Evans, was installed as the new Deputy Master of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners in a joint ceremony shared by HRH The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO who was installed as the Master of the Livery company.


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Children chip in at Capel Manor College

Several schools participating in the Grow Your Own Potatoes Campaign came together at Capel Manor College on Tuesday 18 June, to tip out their crops in front of an audience of garden writers and broadcasters.


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GARDEN FOR PEOPLE AND PLACES

Joseph Rochford Gardens Ltd one of the longest trade plant cash and carry centres in the country, delivers a challenge by The Garden Media Guild to design a garden, including all their favourite plants.


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Capel Manor’s Foodbank collection a huge success

Student Services are pleased to announce that Capel Manor’s North Enfield Foodbank collection held last week was a huge success collecting 196 items altogether.


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Budding Capel florist is ‘Face of the London tube’

Capel Manor floristry student, 25 year old Olivia Wilson, from Berkhamsted, has been proclaimed, ‘Face of the London tube’ after she was chosen at random by Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing.


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SWEET PEA COMPETITION

Join Mr Fothergill’s seeds in celebrating the ‘Year of the Sweet Pea’ and have the chance to win a £500 first prize, £300 second prize or £200 third prize, by entering a posy in one of the categories of the 2013 Sweet Pea competition, to be held at Capel Manor College & Gardens in Enfield on 6th July 2013.


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