Horticulture Landscaping

Argyll College UHI


Lochgilphead Centre and CERC, Rothesay Centre


With a focus on Landscaping this NC Horticulture course has been designed to give you experience in many subjects within the Horticultural Landscaping field. From garden design, fencing, laying slabs and paving to planting and maintenance, soil and growing media and estate maintenance you will develop your knowledge and skills through practical work and theoretical application.

Areas to be studied will include: This Landscaping focused version of the NC Horticulture course will include the following areas of study: Garden Design; Drystone Dykes: Building and Repair; Horticultural Fence Construction; Laying Slabs and Paving: An Introduction; Estate Maintenance: An Introduction; Water Features; Soils and Growing Media; Plant Identification; Plant Husbandry – Common Disorders; Basic Botany; Planting and Maintenance; Horticultural Machinery – Operation and Maintenance; Plant Nutrition.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, but you should have a keen interest in practical horticulture.

Progression Routes

HNC Horticulture

Start Date

September, January



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Land-Based Industries

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


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Arboriculture and Horticulture

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Environmental Services


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