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Horticulture

We offer a range of part-time horticulture course programmes at our Houghall campus in Durham – ideal for those already working in the horticulture industry wanting to further expand their skills or gain official qualifications.

Horticulture at Houghall

Please note that we do not offer a full-time horticulture course at the college at this moment in time.

Our Houghall campus, a renowned land-based college with over 80 years of delivering quality, land-based education, is a fantastic place to study horticulture.

Our huge, 476-acre estate with its formal gardens, conservation areas, woodland, nature trails, farmland and sports fields make it the ideal place to study one of our part-time horticulture courses.

We offer several short courses at the college including:

  • Principles and Handling of Pesticides
  • Safe use of Powered Pole Pruners
  • Competence in Safe Use of Mowers

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