Is it for me?

You will need to have a real interest in the horticulture and floristry industry and be looking to develop your ability to work on your own and with others as well as having excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Floristry gives you the opportunity to progress into a creative career with skills to industry standard.

Our facilities

You'll study this subject full-time at Kirkley Hall Campus and will have access to a large country estate to give you hands-on experience, Kirkley Hall Walled Garden and an on site working farm with workshops for maintaining horticulture machinery. 

Career ready

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills: Belsay Hall, Glendale Countryside.

Study Horticulture as an apprenticeship

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for horticulture students including:

  • Our very own Kirkley Hall provides students with hands-on experience of managing a large country estate

  • Walled gardens at Kirkley Hall

  • Large greenhouses

  • CAD Design software


There will be 22,750 jobs in land-based occupations in the region in 2027 (NE).

Careers could include: Landscape Designer, Gardener, Consultant, Plant Pathologist. 

Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture

Managers and proprietors in this unit group plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities and resources of farming establishments cultivating arable crops, fruits, trees and shrubs, and/or raising cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. Managers and proprietors in horticulture oversee the production of plants for wholesale and/or retail.

Medium Salary

£ 30398

559 people employed as Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture in the current year.

Environment Professionals

Jobholders in this unit group investigate, address, and advise on a variety of terrestrial and marine environment and resource management issues, including the development and implementation of environmental policies and remedies that address the impacts of human activities and industrial processes on the environment.

Medium Salary

£ 34701

819 people employed as Environment Professionals in the current year.


Florists sell flowers and related products in a wholesale or retail business, and design and make up floral bouquets, wreaths, tributes and other floral arrangements for sale to the public.

Medium Salary

£ 7162

176 people employed as Florists in the current year.

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