Throughout the course you will develop an understanding of how to integrate the management of plant collections with knowledge of plant distribution, classification, diversity, structure, identification and cultivation. You will develop the skills required to study advanced aspects of botany and a good appreciation of botanical issues that are relevant to horticulture today. You will gain experience of techniques appropriate to the restoration of historic gardens.
The course is delivered in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) with classes and practical work based at both RBGE and SRUC’s Edinburgh campus.
Example modules: Ethnobotany; Horticultural Plant Physiology; Horticultural Taxonomy; Victorian Horticulture; Conservation of Gardens and Designed Landscapes.
4 Highers at BBCC including a science subject plus English and Maths at National 5
3 - 4 years
Horticulture, Landscaping and Garden Design