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Award in Practical Horticulture Skills Level 1 – Dartington

Bicton College Off-site LEVEL: 1 Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture

This Level 1 course will take place at School Farm CSA, a certified organic farm on the beautiful Dartington estate near Totnes, Devon. It is suitable for those who want to grow on any scale, whether it is a small patio garden, an allotment or on a larger piece of land.

The farm grows a variety of crops, utilizing different methods and mainly hand tools, to provide enough vegetables for their 35 veg box customers and to sell to local shops and restaurants. Course teaching is delivered by the CSA’s staff, all experienced growers who have themselves been through the process of gaining qualifications in organic growing before they launched their own farm enterprise.


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Ideal if:

You are new to gardening, you want to grow your own or are considering a career change to horticulture.

You’ll need:

No specific entry requirements.

You’ll learn:

Based at the Dartington Estate near Totnes, you'll learn about soils, seeds, growing your own food and caring for the land.


The course runs from April to July for 12 weeks, 9am to 3pm on Thursdays.

You’ll love:

Learning new skills in beautiful surroundings.

You’ll go on to:

A Level 2 horticulture qualification.


Horticulture & Floristry
Horticulture & Floristry
Horticulture & Floristry


Award in Practical Horticulture Level 1 - Dartington

Start Date





12 weeks


09:30 till 15:30



Extra Information

Based at Dartington Estate.

Award in Practical Horticulture Level 1 - Dartington

Start Date





10 weeks

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