In the first two years you will study the curriculum outlined for HND Horticulture with Plantsmanship. Years three and four broaden your studies by taking a global and historical perspective on plants and plant collections, whilst further developing your scientific understanding of taxonomy and physiology.
Coursework involves group work and individual project work on a range of topics including experiments relating to physiology and taxonomy, production of a management plan for a historic garden, and business case studies.
In your fourth year you will undertake your own research project in a subject which interests you, drawing together all that you have learnt on your course.
Topics covered are varied: recent Honours Projects have included the taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of the genus Nepeta L. in Nepal, RBGE’s carpological collection: a curatorial review, an investigation into houseplant mortality and attitudes of landscape professionals towards the creation of wildflower meadows in UK urban landscapes.
4 Highers at BBCC including a science subject plus English and Maths at National 5
3 - 4 years
Horticulture and Landscaping