Horticulture is a diverse and dynamic industry that encompasses the commercial production of:

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Flowers
  • Ornamental plants

It also includes the design, establishment, and maintenance of:

  • Parks and gardens
  • Leisure and sports grounds
  • Open spaces
  • Managed landscapes

It is a profession which offers a diversity of jobs to suit a wide range of talents. The profession also needs researchers, technologists, marketing experts and managers to shape the industry for the future.

SRUC offers both Horticulture and Horticulture with Plantsmanship courses. Horticulture programmes are delivered from our teaching campuses at SRUC Edinburgh, SRUC Elmwood and SRUC Oatridge.

The courses are also taught at the Glasgow Botanic Gardens, while Horticulture with Plantsmanship programmes are delivered in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. We are very proud of our links with these prestigious locations, which allow you to benefit from the considerable resources and expertise of both organisations.

Student focus: Tyler Tovey, HNC Horticulture

Tyler Tovey, our HNC student in Horticulture, has been working at Jupiter Artland, a renowned and visually stunning exhibition in Midlothian. See what Tyler had to say about his experience here.

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