Wakefield College - Horticulture

Horticulture

Work in partnership with Groundwork at the Thornes Park Nursery

Horticulture at Wakefield College

Public parks, gardens, nurseries, and allotments are popular day visits and hobbies, creating wide-ranging employment opportunities for those who wish to look after the natural world around them. The practical courses develop a range of practical skills and knowledge.

We use a realistic working environment, including greenhouses, growing grounds, orchards, and lawns, to ensure that you gain the skills and qualifications you need to take full advantage of these career opportunities.

Key Points
  • Great regional/national and international links
  • Tutor expertise and experience
  • Work in partnership with Groundwork at Thornes Park Nursery
  • Various field trips and visits, including Disneyland Paris
I don’t particularly enjoy being in the classroom so this course was ideal for me.
Jason
Horticulture

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I don’t particularly enjoy being in the classroom so this course was ideal for me.
Jason Haigh
Level 1 Diploma in Work-Based Horticulture
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Blooming marvellous!

Our students have begun planting 9000 bulbs amongst the herbaceous perennials in The Hepworth Wakefield Garden which will provide some wonderful spring colour. 🌷🌹🌼

Horticulture
8 November, 2019
Horticulture students plant new bulbs at The Hepworth
Horticulture students plant new bulbs at The Hepworth

On 22 October 2019, our Horticulture students were helping to plant some of the 9,000 bulbs at The Hepworth Wakefield's new garden.

Students…

Horticulture
22 October, 2019
Garden Transformation
Garden Transformation

Students from Wakefield College brought smiles to the faces of residents at a local care home after they helped transform their garden and recreational area. Students from the construction team built several raised flower beds whilst art students transformed outside walls with murals at the Hazel…

Horticulture
10 September, 2019
Garden developments
Garden developments

Pictures of the garden developments over the academic year 2018-19.

Horticulture
23 May, 2019
Sheffield Botanical Gardens visit
Sheffield Botanical Gardens visit

Level 1 and Level 2 horticulture students trip to Sheffield Botanical Gardens.

Horticulture
19 April, 2019

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