Capel Manor College

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Capel Manor College is London’s largest land-based college, and has a vast alumni of excellent students that go on to achieve amazing things in the garden design industry.

Vanessa Hoch and Rachel Pocock, graduated from Capel Manor College in 2015 and have established their own garden design business VaRa Garden Design. Their debut RHS Garden was designed as an inspirational space in an education setting, for visitors to learn and reflect and discover their potential. “The opportunity to put our first planting design into fruition and to be rewarded with a Silver-Gilt medal at Hampton Court is beyond my wildest dreams,” said Vanessa. “Both Rachel and myself are incredibly proud of what we have achieved and are grateful for all the help from our team of planters and hard landscapers.”

“Our experience at Capel Manor gave us, and our fellow students of all ages, the opportunity to follow a different path; to utilise and build on our skills and interests. Garden design has enabled me to combine my love of being outside in green spaces with an appreciation of colour and design,” Rachel says, “I’m so glad I made the leap.”

Grow your potential with Capel
Our new foundation degree in Garden Design and Plantsmanship builds on Capel’s reputation for excellence and delivering the very best garden design qualifications for working professionals and those wishing to start a career as a garden designer.

The foundation degree at Capel is offered over two years full-time, or four years part-time, and has been created in association with the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. Students will study at Capel’s Enfield centre, home to the National Gardening Centre, set in 34 acres of mature, designed gardens, which are open to the public and which provide inspiration throughout the course.

Our foundation degree in Garden Design and Plantsmanship gives you the skills and expertise you need for a professional career in the garden design and horticulture industries, from garden designer to greenspace planner, horticulturist to business owner. Alternatively, the course can lead to a full BSc if you choose to continue your studies.

Tel: 08456 122122

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