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Facilities and Resources

  • 400-acre estate
  • Skilfully landscaped gardens and grounds surrounded by woodland and conservation areas
  • Gardens reflect both traditional and contemporary aspects of design as well as containing a fine tree and plant collection which acts as a ‘green library’ for students.
  • Nursery units including glasshouses and poly-tunnels
  • Machinery workshops with a range of tractors, powered equipment and tools


As part of this course you will gain employability skills in the following areas –

  • Basic plant care and maintenance
  • Soil preparation and fertilisation
  • Weed identification and control
  • Pruning and trimming techniques
  • Watering and irrigation basics
  • Equipment operation and maintenance
  • Plant propagation methods
  • Basic pest identification
  • Planting and transplanting procedures
  • Safety protocols in horticultural setting

Horticulture at BCA Video

Watch our video to find out more about studying Horticulture at BCA.

Success stories

“Studying Horticulture at BCA was a brilliant experience.  It not only prepares you for the work environment but you gain a wealth of industry knowledge and connections”

Kameron's Story