AVAILABLE BRAND: Duchy College | LEARNING AREAS: Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture COURSES

BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Garden & Landscape Design)

For 2017 start

Duchy College Eden Project LEVEL: 6 Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture

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 micropropagation research facility, provide a worldclass 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 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.
Possible careers available with this qualification:
– Garden Designer
– Landscape Designer
– Landscaper
– Planning Adviser
– Municipal Parks and Gardens Manager
– Estate Garden Manager
– Horticultural Retail Manager
– Nursery Stock Producer
– Specialist Propagator
– Garden Historian
Although the programme is primarily based at The Eden Project, it will include a number of visits and a study tour. Guest Lecturers and visiting speakers are also an integral part of the programme.

The application process for full-time and part-time degree level courses with The Cornwall College Group starting in September 2017 is still open and we are taking applications.  Full-time applicants should apply via UCAS and part-time applicants directly via the College website.

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: 4RL6
  • Institution codes: DUCHY D55
  • Awarded by: Duchy College & Plymouth University
  • Course Fee (per annum): £8000
Entry Requirements

80 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 64 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - MMP Grades required. Access to HE Diplomas - 45 credits at level 3. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language 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.

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Course Documents

BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Garden & Landscape Design)


Indicative Modules Year 1

- Garden & Landscape Design 1: Foundations - Space, Place & User

- Design Communication: Tools & Techniques

- Introduction to Botany

- Plant Use in the Landscape

- Soil Science & Plant Nutrition

- Personal & Employability Skills Development

Indicative Modules Year 2

- Research Methods

- Plant Growth & Development

- Plant Production & Propagation

- Plant Ecology

- Garden & Landscape Design 2: Planning & People

- Garden Landscape Histories; Theories & Contexts  

Indicative Modules Year 3

- Honours Project

- The Contemporary Horticultural Environment

- Sustainable Horticultural Enterprises

- Advanced Plant Use & Implementation

- Professional Landscape & Garden Design Practice  

*Modules are subject to change and availability


BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Garden & Landscape Design)

Start Date



Eden Project


3 years full-time

Extra Information

Annual tuition fee is £8000

BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Garden & Landscape Design)

Start Date



Eden Project


6 years part-time

Extra Information

Annual tuition fee is £4000

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.

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If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

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