Are you passionate about natural and built environments? Do you have the vision to design and manage green spaces? Build the skills you need to succeed with our degree courses.
Our courses are carefully designed with input from employers and professional bodies to embed the practical skills, academic knowledge and the business acumen you need to succeed in this diverse industry.
The UK horticultural industry employs around 300,000 people across a variety of disciplines
Taught by an award-winning, internationally successful team of staff you will develop your industry knowledge with off-site visits, visiting speakers, international study tours and opportunities to showcase your skills at national competitions.
Study in industry-standard facilities
Studying in our £9 million National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology, you will have access to state-of-the-art, industry standard facilities including a commercial production unit and dedicated design studios.
The Centre brings together all aspects of the horticultural industry, including primary food production, ornamental nursery stock production, landscape construction and design, amenity horticulture, environmental design and green keeping.
Our 330-hectare campus is perfectly located in the grounds of a 17th Century manor house and boasts a range of contrasting designed landscapes.
Build your industry links
You will take part in landscape design and management projects with local authorities and with organisations such as Groundwork Cheshire, Cheshire Gardens of Distinction, World of Wedgewood and market-leading suppliers, Marshalls.
You can put your design and visual communication skills into practice and build your network of industry contacts at shows and events such as the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, RHS Tatton Flower Show and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Our BSc (Hons) in Landscape Architecture is supported by the Landscape Institute and aligns with the Pathway to Chartership syllabus and the Landscape Institute areas of practice. You will be learning in small seminar groups with like-minded people who share your passion for the industry and your expert lecturers will be on-hand to support you throughout your academic career.
Experience industry study tours
Relevant visits will help you to gain valuable experience in the field of construction and landscaping. There will also be opportunities to compete in WorldSkills UK landscape gardening competitions.
You will broaden your horizons with visits to heritage gardens, experience different landscapes and townscapes and get the chance to join study tours to world famous gardens and commercial producers.
Our undergraduates are currently undertaking research at Gwrych Castle, a vulnerable historic estate in North Wales, by carrying out desk and field-based research on the terraces and turrets in the grounds to identify features of interest and to determine their significance.
The landscape profession is wide ranging and attracts people from many different backgrounds, including landscape designers, scientists, managers and planners. When recruiting graduates, we look for people who have training or experience in landscape architecture and related disciplines, and we also employ people because they are passionate about the environment and want to develop their skills to suit the role.
Whether you are looking for a career that’s academic, scientific, creative or ‘hands-on’, there’s more to landscape architecture than meets the eye. We are committed to preparing you for a number of lucrative career pathways that combine art, design and management skills.
Gain essential skills for your career
Your CAD and graphic design skills will be developed in our fully-equipped design studios with CAD software including Vectorworks, Adobe Creative Suite, GIS systems with Digimap and Google SketchUp, which will be valuable skills for your future career. We also offer an ‘atelier’ studio for individual and group project work.
Exciting career opportunities
Landscape architects are shaping the UK’s biggest infrastructure project – HS2. They are developing the design vision, carrying out landscape and visual assessments to minimise the impact on the countryside and are consulting with communities to protect the quality of the place.
Here are just some of the careers available to you in this sector:
BSc (Hons) Landscape Architecture 2020
I’ve had so many unique opportunities during my degree which I don’t think I’d have had anywhere else other than at Reaseheath.
As part of my studies I’ve helped to design and build two award winning show gardens for the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park and I’ve gained practical and management experience in the college glasshouses and grounds. It’s the hands-on experience which stands out
for me, such as working with a real client to a brief. You can’t learn that in a classroom.
I’m hoping for a career in land management and conservation within a National Park. It would be a great way to use the landscape and conservation techniques I’ve learned.