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Set in a 1000-acre Wiltshire estate, our Lackham campus is a registered RHS teaching centre with an unparalleled range of industry-leading facilities for learning horticulture and landscape gardening.

At Lackham the outdoors is your classroom.

Our facilities include a 200-year-old Walled Garden, modern glasshouses including a tropical hothouse, manicured lawns and gardens as well as sports pitches, ornamental walkways, woodlands and wetlands. Supported by our experienced lecturers, assessors and Gardens team, your learning will be hands-on, underpinned by detailed theoretical knowledge. Lackham offers horticultural courses for school leavers, industry professionals and amateur enthusiasts alike, with popular part-time RHS courses and apprenticeships running alongside our full-time study options.

Meet your lecturer
Chris Michalowicz,
Lecturer in Horticulture,

Chris has worked in the design industry as well as running his own sustainable horticulture business. He has also previously worked as the Head Gardener and Project Manager for multiple horticulture training sites for the National Lottery, working with schools and colleges throughout the South.

Gemma Neech,
Lecturer in Horticulture,

Gemma has 20 years of experience working in the horticulture industry, where she has gained a wide range of practical and theoretical skills. Her career highlights include training at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, managing specialist plant nurseries and working as a Team Leader at RHS Garden Wisley.

Our Facilities:

The Walled Garden

These 200-year-old gardens provide a dedicated space for horticulture students to build their practical knowledge.


Our glasshouses are fitted with automated irrigation systems to assist with propagating and growing a wide variety of plants.

Manorhouse Lawns

The lawns in front of Lackham House provide the perfect environment for learning about ornamental horticulture.

Tropical Hothouse

Our tropical hothouse is the home of our Guinness world-record breaking Citron plant. The warm temperature inside the hothouse allows us to grow a wide variety of exotic plants including chillis, cacti, succulents and more.


The stretch of the River Avon which runs through the Lackham estate provides an environment for studying wetland wildlife and plant species.


The woods at Lackham allow students to learn about and practise arboriculture and forest management, including coppicing, surveys, felling trees and providing environments for game.

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