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BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Garden & Landscape Design)

Level 6

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Key Info

Learning Area   Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   6 Years
Institution Code   C78

Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Eden Project
Start Date   13/09/2021

Based at Cornwall’s Eden Project, the BSc (Hons) Horticulture Garden & Landscape Design has been specifically developed to provide industry competent horticulturalists, who have significant design capabilities and a detailed understanding of horticulture science. On this unique programme you will develop skills valuable to numerous sectors of the horticultural industry both in the UK and abroad.
Eden’s diverse and specialist plant collections, nurseries and growing facilities, dedicated laboratory and design studio, coupled with Duchy College’s nationally renowned micro propagation research facility, provide a world class study platform.

A diverse team of subject specialists supports you in your studies. This includes plant pathologists, botanists, ecologists, garden designers, artists, landscape architects and horticulturalists, many of whom partner private practice with their teaching commitments.

Students under the tutelage of members of the current teaching team have won numerous awards including the Prince of Wales Trophy for Sustainable Horticulture last year, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Young Designer of the Year three times in the last five years and the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Student Designer of the Year Award three
times in the past six years, the latest in 2015.

You will also embrace sustainable business practice and develop skills in planting design and design communication, using both traditional and digital media (no prior experience required).

In the core garden and landscape design modules, innovative and imaginative design practice is encouraged from day one. Through real or ‘live’ projects you will learn how to create stimulating and thought-provoking spaces in a variety of locations – from private gardens to public landscapes. Clients who students have worked with recently include Truro Cathedral, The Pengersick Castle Trust, The Eden Project, The Leonard Cheshire Disability Trust and the Potager Garden.

  What You Will Learn

Indicative Module Year 1:
Garden & Landscape Design 1: Foundations - Space, Place & User
Communications/Professional Landscape & Garden Design
Introduction to Botany
Plant Use in the Landscape
Soil Science & Plant Nutrition
Personal & Employability Skills Development

Indicative Module Year 2:
Research Methods
Plant Growth & Development
Plant Production & Propagation
Plant Ecology
Garden & Landscape Design 2: Planning & People
Garden Landscape Histories; Theories & Contexts

Indicative Module Year 3:
Honours Project
The Contemporary Horticultural Environment
Sustainable Horticultural Enterprises
Advanced Plant Use & Implementation
Professional Landscape & Garden Design Practice

  Entry Requirements

80 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 56 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - MMP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply. A DBS check is required where work experience is carried out with young people under 18 or vulnerable adults.


Possible Progression (subject to availability):
– MA in Garden & Landscape Design at various
other institutions

Possible Careers:
– Garden Designer
– Landscape Designer
– Landscaper
– Planning Adviser
– Municipal Parks and Gardens Manager
– Estate Garden Manager
– Nursery Stock Producer
– Specialist Propagator
– Garden Historian


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