Subject Information

A career in horticulture has something to offer everyone, whatever their academic ability as the work can be technical and creative, using personal skills or the very latest technology.

Bridgwater & Taunton College has courses to meet all your needs, whether full or part-time, and outstanding facilities such as The Walled Garden of Cannington or the latest environmentally controlled greenhouses. Did you know that there are over 18 million gardeners in the UK spending over £2 billion?

Our Cannington Centre has a renowned reputation for the training of horticulture students and much investment has been placed in the facilities for the subject. The Walled Gardens of Cannington are in the grounds of the former priory and are open to the public, having been officially launched by HRH Prince Edward in April 2009. With a botanical glasshouse, plant shop, tea rooms and extensive gardens, it makes an outstanding facility for horticulture students, as well as a great visitor attraction.

More about our Facilities

Follow the links below to find more information on our excellent facilities and what it is like to study a land-based subject at Bridgwater & Taunton College.

What our students say

Horticulture, Gardening & Landscape Design Student Evie Byrne

Evie Byrne

My teachers all have a fantastic balance between being supportive and allowing us to take responsibility for, and ownership of, the tasks that we complete. Being able to think on the spot (often up the top of a very tall tree!) and solve any problems that we encounter. Learning skills such as these has been fantastic preparation for employment within the industry.”

Former pupil of Backwell School, in Bristol, is hoping to work as a climbing arborist after completing her course.