Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)


Edinburgh Campus, Glasgow Botanic Gardens


This course delivers a sound practical base of knowledge in Horticulture and develops understanding of the theory behind the practices. This is achieved by embedding practical skills and knowledge gained through visits to nurseries, a variety of gardens and landscapes as well as scientific organisations.

The course affords the opportunity to tailor specific interests by offering elective modules in the second year allowing students a degree of flexibility to meet career aspirations or personal interests. These are from Gardens and Greenspace, for careers in gardening and landscaping, or Production Horticulture where modules concentrate on careers in fruit or vegetable production, greenhouse protected edible crop production or ornamental plant production.

Example modules: Advanced Plant Propagation; Hardy Ornamental Nursery Stock Production; Landscape Management and Maintenance; Soils and Plant Nutrition; Plants for Gardens: Specialised Plantings.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers at CC including a science subject plus English and Maths at National 5, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.

Progression Routes

Year 3 BSc/BSc (Honours) Horticulture, Horticulture with Plantsmanship or Garden and Greenspace Design degree courses.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

4 years


Horticulture, Landscaping and Garden Design

SCQF Level