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Capel Manor College

Capel Manor is a specialist college.

Capel Manor is a specialist college in land-based studies with extensive experience of delivering courses in horticulture, animal care and saddlery, garden design, floristry, forestry and the countryside. The college, which is home to the National Gardening Centre, the Institute of Horticulture and Gardening Which? magazine, is equipped with wide-ranging plant collections, specialist laboratories and design studios, and facilities for teaching practical skills, such as horticultural machinery. Our full- and part-time day and evening courses lead to nationally recognised qualifications, which lead, in turn, to employment or further study. Our students have gained work at Kew Gardens, Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, and the Royal Parks. A large number go on to set up their own businesses, many progress to university, while our garden design students and staff have won prizes at RHS Hampton Court Palace and RHS Chelsea Flower Shows on an annual basis for the past 15 years. We have five centres across London, which include our 13th century manor house and 30-acre country estate in Enfield, and grounds and farmland in parks across London including Gunnersbury Park, Regent’s Park and Crystal Palace Park.