Biblical Gardens


Our Horticulture courses have a practical focus, with learning taking place at the Biblical Garden beside the iconic Elgin Cathedral. This gives learners an internationally-recognised qualification that guarantees they have the skills, knowledge and abilities to continue into a horticulture role by working in a first class, real life working environment.

Moray is a largely rural community, and the land is a place of work for people right across Scotland. The landscaping industry is worth £3 billion per year. There is a range of employment opportunities including:

  • Charity & voluntary
  • Horticultural specialists
  • Countryside, parks & open spaces
  • Garden centres & nurseries
  • Greenkeeping & turf care
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Growing
  • Landscaping
  • Local authorities
  • Manufacturing & supplies
  • Management & marketing
  • Purchasing & sales
  • Training & education

The Biblical Garden

The Biblical Garden in Elgin was created for the people of Moray in 1996. Using plants grown in Biblical times and sculptures of some of the Biblical characters, the garden helps to interpret the Biblical environment. Now an established visitor attraction and a practical training facility for Moray College UHI horticulture students, this unique space is described as a haven of peace that provides comfort, inspiration and education.

Friends of the Biblical Garden are a key partner maintaining the garden staying open. Their role also involves fundraising and planning events to attract visitors to the garden.

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