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Horticulture 1

Course Description

Horticulture is the industry that produces and maintains plants for human use.  Successful horticulturalists understand the science of soil management and plant production.  They combine their knowledge with their creative skills to develop products and services that people need and want.  The horticulture industry is expanding and it offers people a rewarding and exciting career in areas such as landscape design and maintenance, food production, and plant production for aesthetic and pharmaceutical use. This course provides a broad reaching education to those interested in a career in horticulture. Throughout the year students make several field trips to a range of horticultural businesses. Excellent facilities enable the practical application of course work.  There are five hectares of landscape on site including; nursery stock, fruit/ vegetable production, glasshouse, and natural/synthetic sports pitches.

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