You only have to visit Lackham campus once to get a feel for the scale of the estate, and the opportunities for horticulture students to learn their craft in a setting that is not only beautiful but large, diverse, and historic. Facilities on the campus include large indoor workshops for classes that need a little bit of cover from the weather, to vast greenhouses and a dedicated tropical glasshouse, which is home to our world record producing Citrus Medica tree!
Students also have access to a specially created zoological garden and an extensive, Victorian walled garden, home to student managed plots, a beautiful rose garden, orchard and vegetable beds.
Not forgetting the 1700 acres of estate, which includes woodlands, formal gardens behind the historic Lackham house, sports pitches and landscaped public areas, students here really do have a head start developing all the skills needed to succeed in a career in Horticulture.
Students undertaking a horticulture course at Lackham will also have the opportunity to take part in educational visits, such as to Kew Gardens, RHS Wisley, Stourhead Gardens and a study tour to Holland.
Lackham offers a range of forestry and arboriculture based courses for individuals as well as working professionals, which include chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting and felling and processing trees. So if you are new to the business and looking for experience or simply want to learn more to get that project started in the back garden, we have a course for you!