Plumpton College

Plumpton College

The recent restoration of the walled garden has been managed and proudly opened by Plumpton College. We are the leading college for land based education in the South East, covering 19 specialist subjects including Agriculture, Equine Management, Horticulture, Veterinary Nursing and Wine.

One Garden Brighton is our horticultural centre of excellence. Our industry standard training facilities sit alongside our restaurant (One Kitchen) and shop (One Market) where we showcase the best local produce. The campus buildings are nestled within the walls and you will see students designing, planting and maintaining the grounds as a demonstration of innovation. We offer part time courses for adults wishing to enter, retrain or upskill in the horticulture sector and short workshops for the local community.

Horticulture contributes £30 billion to the UK economy every year and employs around 300,000 people across a variety of disciplines. However, 70% of businesses say that they struggle to find skilled workers [RHS, 2014]. There are therefore many career opportunities available at a range of levels within Horticulture today and we pride ourselves in training the next generation of Horticulturalists at One Garden Brighton. 93% of our students go on to work in the field that they studied in.

You can find out more about the range of courses and qualifications available by speaking to a member of the team at One Garden Brighton or by visiting a Plumpton College open event.

See our courses and workshops run by Plumpton College experts at One Garden Brighton. We also have a degree course in Sustainable Horticulture Management starting September 2024.

Your course could be FREE. If you are unemployed and in receipt of state benefits or working and your income is under £20,319 you could be entitled to financial support towards the course fees or even study for free. We offer adult bursaries as well as help with fees and funding.

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Come and discover our excellent agriculture facilities at Plumpton - set in the backdrop of the beautiful South Downs.

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Animal Management

With courses that focus on the practical skills of countryside management, as well as deepening your knowledge of current conservation issues, you’ll find a course that will inspire you.

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Try a one day workshop at One Garden Brighton or develop your skills further with a course at Plumpton College.

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Learn horticulture at One Garden Brighton, our horticultural centre of excellence. Horticulture is one of the biggest industries in the land-based sector, linking the UK’s climate to art, craft, nature and science.

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Viticulture and Oenology

The UK wine industry is one of the fastest growing and most successful in the agricultural sector, consider one of Plumpton College's degree courses, apprenticeships or part-time courses.

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