Cultivate your understanding of both horticultural practices and the management of green space landscapes at our rural Brackenhurst Campus and increase your employment options in the rewarding field of horticulture with an honours level degree.
As a graduate of an FdSc Horticulture course, this programme will develop your academic and applied horticultural skills which are needed for graduate level employment within these areas of the sector today.
Why choose this course?
- Study at our picturesque Brackenhurst Campus where we have invested in superb teaching buildings and laboratories.
- Immerse yourself in the subject in Brackenhurst's incredible outdoor classrooms.
- Develop your skills in our specialist facilities including glasshouses, a covered hard landscape unit, workshops, Computer Aided Design (CAD) studio, general drawing studio and walled gardens.
- Use real-world projects and research to prepare you for your career.
- Gain fieldwork experience to cultivate your skills.
- Benefit from our strong links with industry through lectures from visiting guest professionals and inspiring workshops.
- Visit sites and gardens of particular interested in Britain and Europe on study trips.
- Learn from our expert teaching staff who have substantial industry experience and specialist areas of interest within the landscape and horticulture sectors.
Careers and employability
Horticulture covers a diverse range of careers in landscape and garden design; greenspace management, professional horticulture on private estates or in historic gardens, or horticultural training within health and social care projects and beyond.
After completing this degree a whole host of career options within these fields will be available to you, including:
- horticultural scientific research
- plant production
- cut flower supply chain
- local authority
- heritage estate and green space managers
- horticulture therapy
- garden designers and landscaping.
You may also wish to pursue setting up and running your own horticultural business, which we can help you with through NTU's centre for entrepreneurship and enterprise, The Hive.
Placements are an excellent opportunity to both explore a potential career avenue and to build on experience, and it can lead to a Placement Diploma in Industrial Studies.
Where will I study?
Our Brackenhurst Campus has been delivering high standards of horticultural education since 1955. It offers a friendly study environment with excellent specialist facilities set in 200 hectares of picturesque parkland 14 miles north-east of Nottingham city centre and is easily accessible by public transport.
You will have access to loads of on-site facilities including Careers Services, computer suites, cafe and bar, while the extensive facilities of our City Campus and Clifton Campus are also within easy reach.
Specialist Horticulture facilities include:
- teaching, laboratory, design and Computer Aided Design (CAD) studios
- modern glasshouses
- covered practical areas
- historic and enclosed gardens.
A 1,000 square metre, £2.5 million pound campus eco-library lies on the Brackenhurst Campus. The library building uses energy-efficient and low-carbon initiatives such as photovoltaic panels, LED lighting, intelligent lighting control, heat-reclaim ventilation during winter, renewable cladding materials, locally sourced materials and water-leak detection systems.
Green Flag status
Brackenhurst campus has been awarded Green Flag status, a national award recognising green spaces throughout the country. We received the award along with other notable green spaces such as Kensington Gardens, Regent's Park and St James's Park.