Horticulture

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Our Horticulture courses have a practical focus, with most work taking place at the Biblical Garden beside the iconic Elgin Cathedral. If you are passionate about finding out the science behind different plants, flowers, and greenery and enjoy working outdoors - find your future here!  

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Monika, Horticulture

“The lecturers were fantastic and their support allowed me to start believing in myself and my skills."

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Nick, Horticulture lecturer

“The best thing about my job is being able to speak about my favourite subject, all day, every day! I would recommend anyone who is interested in nature to study with us as you will gain practical skills across a broad range of topics preparing you for a variety of roles. We have graduates working across a variety of sectors."

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Ilkka, HNC Horticulture

"I picked Moray College UHI because it is a small, personal, friendly College, in a quiet, clean and beautiful part of the world with fantastic access to good surfing beaches, excellent winter sports and hill walking."

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Lorraine, Learning Development Worker

“As well as the excellent academic team, Moray College UHI offers support in many other ways. I am available to horticulture students who may need any additional pastoral support throughout their time at college. I love the personal interaction that I have with the students, building relationships and helping to support students to achieve their own personal goals. I also offer support with employability skills, such as CVs and interview skills, to give students the skills they need to move forward in their career”.

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Careers

Moray is a largely rural community, and the land is a place of work for people right across Scotland. Graduates have found work with local businesses and private gardens across the North East of Scotland as well as national organisations like the BBC and the National Trust for Scotland. Opportunities also lie in self-employment with landscaping, grounds maintenance and garden management in high demand.

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Unsure what to study?

Unsure what to study?

If you are unsure what subject or course to study and are looking for some direction, you can make a virtual appointment with our Student Guidance team - please email student.services.moray@uhi.ac.uk

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Worried about starting college or university?

Worried about starting college or university?

We understand these are uncertain times and you may have questions about starting your course – the good news is we are here for you and will support you throughout your studies. If you would like to have a chat with our Student Guidance team you can arrange a virtual appointment by emailing:

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Admissions process

Admissions process

Thinking about applying or already have and not sure what happens next? Check out our admissions process.

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Need funding advice?

Need funding advice?

If you are looking for guidance or advise on student finance please contact our Student Finance team with your questions by emailing: student.finance.moray@uhi.ac.uk

Horticulture lecturer

Nick Chambers

Horticulture Lecturer

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Juliet Govier

Horticulture Lecturer

John Sherry, Horticulture Lecturer

John Sherry

Horticulture Lecturer

Stuart James, Horticulture Learning Assistant

Stuart James

Horticulture Learning Assistant