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
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.
On Wednesday, 10th February 2016 students and ex-students of Hadlow College had the exciting opportunity to meet a broad range of employers and speak to them about organisations and careers in the land-based sector, amongst others.
A group of eight final year BSc Horticulture students have recently returned from a study tour to Iceland. Where they experienced the sustainable techniques used in glasshouses as well as seeing the sustainable use of geothermal energy in Icelandic Horticulture.
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.
We recently held our annual Landscape and Horticulture Conference, attended by current Higher Education students studying both the BSc (Hons) and FdSc Horticulture programmes, as well as those on the FdSc Garden Management, HND Landscape Management and HND Garden Design programmes.
On Saturday 29th November we took 5 of our Degree students’ dissertation posters to the Saddle Research Trust’s conference at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. The aim of this international conference is to investigate the very latest in horse, saddle and rider interaction, and to look into how scientific research can promote equine welfare and performance.
Our FdSc Fisheries Management students recently visited Darent Valley Fly Fishers to carry out an annual survey of the river Darent.
The ‘Cans For Corridors’ project aims to use funds raised from recycling drinks cans, to create wildlife corridors to connect areas of fragmented habitat in the Atlantic Forest in Brazil.
Hadlow College firmly demonstrated that it was back in the fruit sector with an exceptional performance at this year’s National Fruit Show.
Twenty-one excited higher education students arrived at Hadlow College on the 29th of June eagerly awaiting their departure to South Africa.
The work of seven Hadlow College degree students, supported by Total Contact Saddles, will soon be presented at the 10th Annual International Society for Equine Sciences Conference (ISES) in Copenhagen in August 2014.
Second year degree students at Hadlow College will soon be starting their dissertation research into a range of exciting subjects across all curriculum areas.
Four Hadlow College degree students have successfully applied to attend the brand-new London Produce Show, which takes place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London from 4th – 6th June.
A group of Hadlow College International Agriculture students recently enjoyed a study trip to Ethiopia.
32 Animal Management students recently enjoyed a study trip to Colchester Zoo.
In a ceremony today, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal formally opened the Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Centre, a partnership between the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Hadlow College.
Despite a back-drop of a national decline in applications for higher education, as reported by UCAS, interest in the land-based subjects offered by Hadlow College has increased compared to November 2012.
Students studying the BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation and BSc (Hons) Equine Management degree programmes will for the first time, as part of their course, be using an innovative wire-free system to learn more about how each horse moves.
Following on from our Thanet Earth Discovery Fellowship in Horticulture a new Equine Fellowship is now underway.
Hadlow College Animal Management lecturer John Pemberton armed himself with a machete against a possible attack at his camp in Thuma Forest, Salima, South Africa, where he spent his summer break tackling human /elephant conflict while helping to protect the area’s wildlife for future generations.
In March 2013, as part of a project with Wildlife Action Group Malawi, final year BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation & Biodiversity students were set the task of designing a wildlife conflict mitigation strategy for the human/elephant conflict around the Thuma Forest Reserve.
Our Hadlow College Animal Management faculty have been running a trip to Jersey to visit Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust with degree students since 2005. The trust was founded in 1963 and is involved in a large variety of conservation projects ranging from ex-situ captive breeding projects for endangered species such as the golden lion tamarin, Madagascar teal and Western lowland gorilla to name a few.
Guests, at an event held on 16th May 2013, had the opportunity for a preview and tour of the Royal Greenwich Equestrian Centre, an Olympic Legacy project involving a partnership between Hadlow College and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Richard Killian, a second year BSc (Hons) Horticulture student at Hadlow College, has been awarded the 2013 Thanet Earth Discovery Fellowship.
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.
As always our lecture demonstrations prove very popular and this one delivered by Tina Cook, despite a bitterly cold evening drew in the crowds.
Wendy Andrade, A former floristry student of Hadlow College, recently launched her brand new book – Fresh Floral Jewellery – at the Philadelphia Flower Show.
BSc (Hons) International Agriculture students, together with BSc (Hons) Horticulture students, at Hadlow College recently enjoyed a unique opportunity to meet two women cocoa farmers from Ghana as part of their degree programmes.
On Wednesday, 27th February 2013 students at Hadlow College had the unique opportunity to meet a wide range of employers.