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Landscaping and Horticulture


Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

If you’re looking for a career in landscape gardening and horticulture, Canterbury College has a qualification for you.

Students study at a specialist land-based campus with wide-ranging facilities including a heated and fully-furnished glasshouse, various polytunnels, a mature orchard, many wildlife areas and ponds, student common rooms, football pitch and well-established Learning resource centres.

For those learners wishing to study horticulture the resources available mean that they can develop extensive knowledge and practical skills.

The fully stocked laboratory enables students to bring the classroom inside and enhances their knowledge of soil and plant science to enable them to go on to excellent jobs in industry or just improve their own gardens at home. 

Our team of experienced staff come from a wide range of industry backgrounds including park ranger, tree surgery and horticulture. 

Career Prospects

This pathway could lead to many career opportunities


Gardeners and landscape gardeners

Annual pay
£19,240 - £65,520

Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 2% over the period to 2027, adding 2,445 jobs. In the same period, 97% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 143,010 job openings.

Role description

Gardeners and landscape gardeners cultivate flowers, trees, shrubs and other plants in public and private gardens, construct features to improve the appearance of existing terrain, and cut and lay turf.

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What's next?

Step 1 Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 Interview

At your interview, the tutor will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. This is also your opportunity to make sure that this pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Guidance on Interviews

Once you have submitted an application we will contact you with the a range of options for conducting your interviews remotely, such as telephone or Skype, or organising interviews once the College reopens and social distancing is relaxed.

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Canterbury, Kent

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