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Kent County Show Heatwave Draws Thousands as Hadlow College Celebrates 50 Years of Education

This year’s Kent County Show saw sweltering temperatures over the three days, which brought the sun-seeking visitors out in droves. As always, Hadlow College had a significant presence and profile as Livestock and Equine sponsors at the show, with the College being profiled on BBC Radio Kent on all three days and receiving television coverage on the Friday evening.


Thousands Attend Hadlow College Lambing Weekend for Ewe-nique Opportunity to Welcome in the Spring

This year’s Lambing Weekend, our flagship event heralding the start of Spring, saw us welcome 13,000 visitors to our site at Faulkner’s Farm on the 11th and 12th March. Running for 25 years now, the event continues to expand, with this year featuring more exciting family activities and food stalls showcasing the best of our local produce than ever before


Hadlow Student Selected as Finalist for Prestigious British Florist Association Industry Award

Posted on 19th September 2016 in Floristry

We are delighted to announce that one of our students has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious British Florist Association Industry Award in the ‘Florist Newcomer of the Year’ category. Hadlow College is also a shortlisted finalist for the ‘Training Provider of the Year’ award and one of our tutors, Caroline Miller, is nominated for ‘Floristry Tutor of the Year’.


Hadlow Group Ends Kent County Show on a High

The Hadlow Group had a hugely successful three days at the Kent County Show this year. The main marquee had a countryside and sustainability theme, with a host of exciting stands and interactive activities on offer.


BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time Comes to Hadlow College on 18th February

Posted on 29th January 2016 in Floristry, Garden Design, Horticulture

An episode of the long-running BBC Radio 4 programme, Gardeners’ Question Time, is to be recorded at Hadlow College on the evening of Thursday 18th February.


Leeds Castle Annual Festival of Flowers

Posted on 24th September 2015 in Floristry, Events

Two of our Floristry staff have returned from a day at Leeds Castle, where they were invited to exhibit and represent Hadlow College in their Annual Festival of Flowers.


Hadlow Floristry Students win Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Posted on 20th May 2015 in Floristry

Hadlow College’s Floristry department are celebrating after being awarded a ‘Gold’ medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and also winning RHS Chelsea Floristry College of the year 2015.


RHS Chelsea Floristry College of the Year 2015

Posted on 14th May 2015 in Floristry, Events

Our Level 5 Floristry students are busy creating their entries for the RHS Chelsea Floristry College of the year 2015 competition, which will take place at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.


NPTC Level 5 Floristry Distinctions

Posted on 9th February 2015 in Floristry, Higher Education

Two Hadlow College Floristry staff are celebrating passing their NPTC Level 5 Diploma in Floristry with Distinction. This is the highest floristry qualification available in the UK, requiring the highest levels of floral design, design concepts and techniques.


‘Winter Moments with Flowers’ in Bruges.

Posted on 27th November 2014 in Floristry

Students studying a variety of full and part-time floristry courses, from introduction through to the Level 5 Master Diploma in Professional Floristry, recently travelled to Bruges to visit the 'Winter Moments with Flowers' exhibition.


Students Decorate Ightham Mote

Posted on 23rd November 2014 in Floristry

A group of Level 3 Diploma in Floristry students recently visited Ightham Mote for a day of garland making to decorate the buildings for their Christmas display.


Ex-Hadlow Floristry Students Eco-Florist Business a Great Success

Posted on 30th October 2014 in Floristry, Alumni

Two ex-Hadlow College floristry students have, for the past seven years, firmly established their eco-florist business on am acre of land within the family fruit farm.


Hadlow College to Host World Skills Floristry Competition

Posted on 19th May 2014 in Floristry

On Sunday 1st June, competitors from around the South-East will be taking part in the regional heat for the World Skills UK floristry competition which, this year, is being hosted by Hadlow College.


Crowds Flock to Our Annual Canterbury Open Day

Posted on 28th April 2014 in Animal Management, Floristry, Horticulture, Events

Our Canterbury campus was buzzing with activity on Saturday for our Annual Canterbury Open Day. Despite the rainy start in the morning we were busy with members of the public who visited to look around and enquire about our full and part-time courses.


International Students Visit Hadlow College’s Floristry Department

Posted on 9th December 2013 in Floristry

The floristry department of Hadlow College recently played host to 25 international students.


Christmas Table Decoration Competition

Posted on 2nd December 2013 in Floristry

Our Level 2, 3 and 5 Diploma in Floristry students will soon be getting creative and gathering materials for our Christmas table decoration competition.


Level 4 Floristry Students Design for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Posted on 16th April 2013 in Floristry, HE News, Higher Education

Students on our Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry course will have, over the next few months, the opportunity to work on a floral exhibit for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show which takes place in July.


Former Floristry Student Releases Her First Book

Posted on 22nd March 2013 in Floristry, HE News, Higher Education, Alumni

Wendy Andrade, A former floristry student of Hadlow College, recently launched her brand new book – Fresh Floral Jewellery – at the Philadelphia Flower Show.


City & Guilds Medal for Excellence

Posted on 19th December 2012 in Floristry

A former student of Hadlow College, Clare Kelly, has been awarded a City & Guilds Medal for Excellence in recognition of her outstanding performance in Level 3 in Floristry.


Neil Bain Christmas Floristry Demonstration

Posted on 21st November 2012 in Floristry, Events

Neil Bain, British Master Florist and also ex-Hadlow College lecturer hosted a spectacular floral demonstration to a packed lecture theatre, when he returned to Hadlow college on Tuesday 20th November.


Broadview Florist Wins Wedding Florist of the Year

Posted on 16th November 2012 in Floristry, General

At an award ceremony on 15th November 2012, Sarah Bateup - the College commercial florist - won the 'Wedding Florist of the Year' award in the Kent Wedding Awards 2012.


Wedding Florist of the Year 2012

Posted on 11th October 2012 in Floristry, General

Broadview Florist is extremely happy to announce they have been made a finalist in the prestigious Kent Wedding Awards for Wedding Florist of the Year 2012!


Floristry at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Posted on 28th May 2012 in Floristry

Hadlow college Floristry students and staff successfully exhibited at this years RHS Chelsea Flower show for another year running.


Florists Hope to Replicate Past Successes at the Chelsea Flower Show

Posted on 30th April 2012 in Floristry

This year, florists from Hadlow College will be exhibiting a display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show based on the iconic Olympic themes.


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