Horticulture and Landscape
Horticulture is the art, science, technology and business of intensive plant cultivation for human use. It is practised from the individual level in a garden up to the activities of a multinational corporation. (Chartered Institute of Horticulture 2019)
At Glasgow Clyde College our horticulture courses start at entry level and progress through to HND level, offering a variety of courses to suit various disciplines.
Jobs in Horticulture and Landscaping
In Glasgow alone, there are over 90 parks which all require maintenance to a high standard, to enable them to be enjoyed by local communities and by visitors to the city.
Maintaining parks and green spaces requires a variety of horticulture jobs, such as:
- Horticultural Therapist
- Landscape Architect
- Landscape Manager
- Propagation Scientist
- Parks Policy and Development Officer
In 2018 we opened Glasgow's first purpose-built facility for studying horticulture. The £1.8 million centre is based at our Langside campus. The centre consists of two modern workshops and three industrial sized greenhouses to support horticulture and plant growth, providing a state-of-the-art learning environment for students studying horticulture and landscaping courses at the College. Students also benefit from being able to work on enhancing the landscape and environs of the grounds at the Langside Campus.
When you study horticulture or landscape courses at Glasgow Clyde College you will benefit from the expertise of our qualified lecturers and from the range of local partners and employers that the College works with. Our students frequently get involved in supporting projects to improve spaces at our three campuses and within the local community. The quality of our students' work is also regularly recognised by the annual LANTRA Scotland awards.
What qualifications can I gain?
We offer courses from NQ up to HND level in Horticulture and Landscape Design, so if you're looking to start your journey, or for a change in career, our Horticulture and Landscape department has a level of study to suit you.
- NQ Introduction to Horticulture with Gardening Skills - Level 4
- NQ Introduction to Horticulture with Landscaping Skills - Level 4
- NC Horticulture with Horticulture Therapy - Level 5
- NC Landscape Design and Construction - Level 5
- SVQ Level 3 Parks, Gardens and Green space
- HNC Landscape Management
- HND Horticulture
- HND Horticulture (Year 2)
As we reach the last day of college for 2023, we thought we'd take a look back at the past year.
Glasgow Clyde College has unveiled its “TeachTok” series - a collection of short, practical lessons inspired by courses across its three campuses.
Glasgow Clyde College is celebrating after receiving four Highly Commended and a Commended award at the recent CDN Awards.