Horticulture and landscaping offers a diversity of jobs to suit a wide range of talents. It needs researchers, technologists, marketing experts and managers to shape the industry for the future.

Horticulture is a diverse and dynamic industry that encompasses the commercial production of fruit, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants. It also includes the design, establishment, and maintenance of parks and gardens, leisure and sports grounds, open spaces and managed landscapes.

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 Glasgow Queen's Park, 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 locations, which allow you to benefit from the considerable resources and expertise of both organisations.

At SRUC we have several courses that look into the landscape, how it can be managed through the application of hard and soft landscaping techniques, and the technical landscaping skills required to ensure it is managed correctly.

The landscape that surrounds us can be modified in many ways, often by design, sometimes via anthropogenic pressures.

Landscaping can relate to the modification of a park to make it more amenable to the local population, but it can also relate to the conservation of an area to reduce the impact caused through path erosion or other factors.

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Tour the horticulture facilities at SRUC Edinburgh campus

Horticulture lecturer Matt Jessop takes us on a tour of the horticulture facilities at the Edinburgh campus of Scotland's Rural College.

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Student focus: Tyler Tovey

Tyler Tovey, our HNC student in Horticulture, has been working at Jupiter Artland, a renowned and visually stunning exhibition in Midlothian. See what Tyler had to say about his experience here.

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Jim Smith gets a job for a day in horticulture

Jim Smith finds out what it's like to work in Horticulture with Lantra industry champion Finulla...

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