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Horticulture and Professional Landscaping

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Saturday 22 June

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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.

Why come to an Open Day

See what life is like at Capel Manor College:

  • Explore your local campus and its facilities
  • Discuss courses with tutors
  • Meet current and future students
  • Watch live talks and demonstrations
  • Receive support with your application
  • Apply to secure your place for September 2024

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Jessica's story

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.


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.

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  • Ledrington Road, London, SE19 2BS

    Tel: 020 8778 5572, Map

  • 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)

  • Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 4RQ

    Tel: 0303 003 1234Map

  • 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

  • Popes Lane, Acton, W3 8LQ

    Tel: 020 8993 6266, Map

  • By tube: Acton Town Station (Piccadilly line) is 10 minutes’ walk from the Campus

  • Mottingham Lane, Mottingham, London, SE12 9AW

    Tel: 020 8676 0870, Map

  • 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

  • The Store Yard, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, NW1 4NR

    Tel: 020 7486 7930, Map

  • 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)

Register for our Open Day

Find a course

Upcoming event

Saturday 22 June

Open Day

Explore your local campus from 10am to 3pm:

  • Meet our tutors
  • Discuss a range of courses
  • Apply for September 2024