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Horticulture and Plantsmanship

Horticulture is a diverse and dynamic industry that encompasses the commercial production of:

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Flowers
  • Ornamental plants

It also includes the design, establishment, and maintenance of:

  • Parks and gardens
  • Leisure and sports grounds
  • Open spaces
  • Managed landscapes.

It is a profession which offers a diversity of jobs to suit a wide range of talents. The profession also needs researchers, technologists, marketing experts and managers to shape the industry for the future.

SRUC offers both "Horticulture" and "Horticulture with Plantsmanship" courses. Horticulture programmes are delivered from our teaching campuses at SRUC Edinburgh, SRUC Elmwood and SRUC Oatridge.

The courses are also taught at the Glasgow Botanic Gardens, while Horticulture with Plantsmanship programmes are delivered in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. We are very proud of our links with these prestigious Botanic Garden locations which allow you to benefit from the considerable resources and expertise of both organisations.

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