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  • Conservation & Horticulture courses at the Grimsby Institute
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Conservation & Horticulture courses at the Grimsby Institute

Conservation & Horticulture

Studying for a career in Conservation & Horticulture at the Grimsby Institute will give you a hands-on experience of the array of careers available to you and is a great choice for someone who enjoys working outdoors. Today the Horticulture industry hosts a surprising number of career opportunities for the green-fingered student, ranging from working in garden centres, to plant production and floristry and even owning your own business.

The conservation aspect of your training you might even get chance to take part in one of the community projects that give our learners hand-on experience, working on real life situations and solving problems to turn unused land into places of natural beauty.

Sustainability and conservation are important agendas for our society so set your course to Horticulture and join a workforce ready to meet the needs of our community. This course will take place at the Lincolnshire Rural Activities Centre in the Lincolnshire Wolds.
  • Landscaper
  • Gardener
  • Arboricutural Officer
  • Groundsperson
  • Greenkeeper


Areas of study on this course will include habitat management, countryside law, ecological surveying, countryside access, sustainability, livestock use in conservation, countryside skills such as dry-stone walling, hedge laying, tree planting, coppicing, pruning and fencing, management of different natural environments.
Practical work experience will allow theory to be put into practice and enhance future prospects.


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Jason Ladley
Jason Ladley
“I enjoy coming here because the staff are always really nice and friendly. I always love working in the greenhouse and making up the hanging baskets.

“When I have finished this course I want to work in a garden centre and hope I’ll be working with plants and flowers for the rest of my life.”

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