The College’s Campus at Houghall, near Durham City, provides everything a budding horticultural student could wish for.
East Durham College's Houghall campus is one of the best centres in the North East for studying horticulture. As a renowned provider of land-based horticulture courses, we are able to offer a wide range of part time courses, as well as horticulture apprenticeships.
Our horticulture courses are open to learners of all ages, and are ideal for those looking to expand their skills, as well as training for horticulture businesses looking to train new employees.
The Houghall Estate & Facilities
The College recently underwent a stunning £12.75 million redevelopment so you can be sure Houghall is an excellent place to study.
The 476-acre estate with its formal gardens, conservation areas, woodland, nature trails, farmland and sports fields is the ideal location to enrol on a horticulture studies programme. Also boasting its very own extensive arboretum and pinetum (a collection of trees, many of which in Houghall’s case are extremely rare) these offer an extensive range of habitats for study and practical work. There is a commercial garden centre, glasshouses, potting shed and horticulture and science labs.
Houghall is very proud to be a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) qualification approved centre as well as accredited by the City & Guilds National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC).
Available full time and/or part time course(s) are listed below:
The full time and/or part time course(s) listed below are available to apply for to be studied during the academic year 2022/2023. Please note some courses are now full for September 2021 starts.