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Full Time BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Historic Garden Management)

Writtle College

Bachelor Degree , Horticulture

Course Description

BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Historic Garden Management) UCAS Code DK4J Duration&Mode 3 years FT or 4 years with industrial placement Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 140 tariff points to include at least 80 tariff points from 6-unit (GCE A-Level/VCE A-Level) and/or 12-unit awards (VCE A-Level). A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills BTEC National Diploma MPP OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) P2 Irish Leaving Certificate CCCC Scottish Highers 190 - 240 points International Baccalaureate 24 points Course Content Historic gardens and designed landscapes play an important part of many people's lives whether as a favourite garden to visit, as a setting for a wedding or concert or as a place to admire plants. These attractive landscapes face many pressures and require careful management to ensure their long term survival. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge to do just this. The course gives students the opportunity to specialise in the management of historic gardens and designed landscapes. Key areas of study include an exploration of historic garden design styles in Britain and beyond, planting design over time and the horticultural and management skills required to conserve these landscapes. As the course progresses students learn how to assess and develop an understanding of the heritage value of historic landscapes through the application of archival and field research to specific sites. This involves site visits locally for example to Hylands Park in Chelmsford, well-known as the venue for the V Festival but is also associated with the 18th century designer, Humphry Repton and is a Grade II* landscape on the English Heritage Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. Site visits also give students an opportunity to see different conservation and restoration philosophies and techniques. Many organisations use management plans to assist in the long term management of a site. The course looks at the issues involved, financial, legal, social, environmental and technical, and students are encouraged to develop a flexible, innovative and creative approach to management strategies. In the second year students are introduced to research methodologies so that in the third year they can undertake an original dissertation within the context of historic gardens or designed landscapes. Tutors provide guidance as to the topic area to be studied whilst also encouraging originality. The tutors on the course are actively engaged on research in to historic gardens and designed landscapes and use this research to illustrate the subject to the students. The College has good links with organisations such as the Garden History Society, Essex Gardens Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society who can assist students' in their studies. Horticulture Resources Centre of Excellence for Horticulture

BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Historic Garden Management) UCAS Code DK4J Duration&Mode 3 years FT or 4 years with industrial placement Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 140 tariff points to include at least 80 tariff points from 6-unit (GCE A-Level/VCE A-Level) and/or 12-unit awards (VCE A-Level). A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills BTEC National Diploma MPP OCR National...

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