Horticulture and Professional Landscaping

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Enrolment is open every Wednesday from 1pm to 5pm until the 11th October 2023.

Horticulture and professional landscaping at London’s environmental college

We have been a centre for horticultural studies since 1968, with an unrivalled reputation for excellent education and industry links.

Our courses give you access to some of the most prestigious public and private landscapes in London. You will study an exciting and varied curriculum that responds to the ever-changing world of horticulture, and you will be given opportunities to gain experience in horticultural businesses, green spaces, rooftop gardens, urban pocket parks or traditional gardens.

Find a course you love

Part-time

The Maintenance Gardener (Level 1)

Full-time

Introduction to Landscaping and Gardening Diploma (Level 1)

Part-time

The Hard Landscaping Gardener (Level 2)

Part-time

The Fruit and Vegetable Gardener (Level 2)

Full-time

Diploma in Landscaping and Gardening (Level 2)

Full-time

Diploma in Landscape Construction and Design (Level 2)

Full-time

Technical Certificate in Horticulture (Level 2)

Part-time

RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture

Part-time

RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth and Development

Part-time

RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth and Development (evening)

Full-time

Advanced Certificate in Landscape Construction (Level 3) (Adults)

Full-time

Advanced Technical Diploma in Horticulture (Level 3)

Full-time

Advanced Certificate in Landscape Construction (Level 3)

Apprenticeship

Horticulture and Landscape Construction Operative Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

Horticulture and Landscape Supervisor Apprenticeship

Young man gardening

Why come to Capel Manor College​

Over the last 50 years, we have helped thousands of school leavers and adults achieve their dream of working with animals, plants and the environment.

  • London's only environmental college​
  • Alternative to sixth form
  • Valued by land-based employers
  • Tackle the world’s environmental challenges
  • Boost your career​
  • Taught by industry experts​

Jessica landed skills that matter

I am currently managing the glasshouses at Chelsea Physic Garden. The course helped me build confidence in my current role, enabling me to pass on knowledge to others about the specifics of cultivation. Jessica studied Level 2 and Level 3 RHS courses at Capel Manor College.

Career prospects

Commercial Horticulturist

Produce ornamental plants, vegetables, salads, fruit and flowers either outdoors or in polytunnels and greenhouses. Careers can range from managing the production of fresh produce to cultivating plants for nurseries.

Greenkeeper

You can specialise in keeping turf in top condition for sports events such as football, cricket, rugby, tennis and golf. These careers incorporate soil science, pest control and more.

Head Gardener

Be responsible for year-round management of a private estate. Careers in this area are creative and practical, incorporating site design and development, conducting guided tours and managing a team of gardeners.

Find us

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  • By bus: 157, 358, 410, 249, 432, 322, 417, 3, 363, 202 and 931

    By rail: Served by Crystal Palace Station (from Victoria, London Bridge and Dalston Junction)

  • By car: The Campus is situated just off junction 25 of the M25 and the A10 Southbound

    By rail: Served by Turkey Street Station (from Liverpool Street Station), the College is approximately 20 mins walk from Turkey Street

    By bus: Buses 217 and 317

  • By bus: Jevington Way, Alnwick Road, and Mottingham Way stops are within five minutes' walk of the Campus

    By rail: Mottingham station is a 23 minute walk from the Campus, with regular services to London Charing Cross, London Bridge, Cannon Street and Dartford

    By car: Mottingham Campus is located on Mottingham Lane, just two minutes’ drive from the A20 Sidcup Road/South Circular Road roundabout

  • By tube: The Campus is very well served by tube stations on various lines including Regent’s Park (Bakerloo line), Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines), Baker Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Bakerloo lines) and Camden Town (Northern line)

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