In Coleg Cambria’s beautifully landscaped grounds in Northop you will learn the skills to design, build and maintain new garden projects as well as developing the commercial, skills and plant knowledge needed for employment in a wide range of exciting and rewarding Horticulture careers.

Students have access to a wide range of facilities including specialist plants and equipment, ornamental grounds, garden projects and workshops. Students with an interest in construction skills, plants, nature, design and working outdoors will be surprised by the exciting and rewarding careers available in the Horticulture industry.

You may have the opportunity to be involved in educational visits including Cornwall and the Scilly Isles, The Eden Project, National Trust gardens, Botanic Gardens, National Garden Shows, growers and nurseries. Many past students are now running successful businesses across North Wales and further afield.


  • Work experience at prestigious establishments such as the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, Bodnant
  • Gardens, landscape design companies and growers.
  • Community projects and garden makeovers
  • Community and volunteering opportunities
  • Strong industry links with local business, growers, and industry specialists
  • Field trips and industry guest speakers
  • Short courses to enhance learning and employability such as Certificates of Competence for Spraying, Brush Cutting, Tractor driving, Chainsaws, and Construction.

Your Future

  • University / Apprenticeship
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Landscape Surveyor
  • Botanic Gardener/ Plantsman
  • Contract Manager / Supervisor
  • Self Employment
  • Conservation/Environmental Sector
  • Garden Designer
  • Green Keeper/Sports Groundsman
  • Council parks and gardens
  • Retail garden centre
  • Interior plant displays
A tour of Coleg Cambria - Northop. Set in 91 hectares (225 acres) of picturesque grounds close to the North Wales coast and overlooking the Dee Estuary.

Apply via Text

Text APPCC, your name and address to 88020.

You will then receive an application form through the post within the next few days.

(Texts are charged at your normal network rate).


Apply via Post

Download the application form, print it, complete it and then post it to:

Coleg Cambria Admissions
Kelsterton Road
Connah's Quay
Flintshire, CH5 4BR.

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