News & Events


‘The Bigger Picture’: Horticulture and Landscape Conference Welcomes Industry Expert Speakers

Hadlow College welcomed a series of industry experts to speak at its annual Horticulture and Landscape Conference on the 2nd March, entitled ‘The Bigger Picture’, which covered a broad range of topics, touching upon such pertinent issues as the role of cutting-edge technology in commercial horticulture and post-Brexit food security.


Meet Tyler Brabham, ABC Apprentice of the Month!

Posted on 18th April 2017 in Apprenticeships, Horticulture

Tyler Brabham, 20, studying for a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Greenkeeping from Lydd Golf Club is the worthy winner of the latest ABC apprentice of the month award.


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 College Launches Commercial Horticulture Bursary Initiative to Help Safeguard Food Production

Posted on 31st January 2017 in Horticulture

Hadlow College is offering three bursaries worth 80% of tuition fees for the first year of the undergraduate BSc (Hons) programme for entry in either 2017 or 2018.


Hadlow College is First Organisation in UK to Offer New Golf Greenkeeping Standard Apprenticeship

Posted on 5th October 2016 in Apprenticeships, Horticulture

Hadlow College is delighted to announce that they are the first centre in the UK to have been awarded approval to offer the newly developed 0143 Golf Greenkeeping Standard Apprenticeship.


2016 Thanet Earth Discovery Fellowship and Pepper Champion Announced

Posted on 30th September 2016 in Horticulture

This year’s prestigious Thanet Earth Discovery Fellowship was awarded to Nathaniel Oliver and the 2016 Pepper Champion award was given to Clare Hogan, both 2nd year BSc (Hons) Commercial Horticulture students.


Installation of Two Green Living Walls Completed at Hadlow College

Posted on 28th September 2016 in Horticulture

Two Green Living Walls have been installed at Hadlow College – in both exterior and interior locations. The walls, installed by Scotscape, a Surrey-based leading supplier of living walls, green roofs, irrigation and landscape construction services, are located on the side of the Elgar building and in the Maplesden Noakes reception area.


Hadlow College Horticulture Students Work With Charlton Athletic’s Memorial Garden

Posted on 1st August 2016 in Horticulture, Sport & Outdoor Activities

During the renovation of Charlton Athletic's training ground at Sparrows Lane, Hadlow College students carefully moved and replanted a memorial garden.


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.


Thanet Earth Hires Staff Following Scheme With Hadlow College

Posted on 31st March 2016 in Horticulture

We are delighted to announce that a second group of students have graduated from the Movement to Work initiative at Thanet Earth, run in conjunction with the College’s Apprenticeships, Business and Community arm.


Green-fingered Gather at Hadlow College for Sold-out recording of BBC R4’s Gardeners’ Question Time

Posted on 18th February 2016 in Horticulture, Events

Hadlow College saw a packed Pym Hall last Thursday evening, with 150 local residents attending a recording of the flagship BBC Radio 4 programme, Gardeners’ Question Time.


Hadlow College Holds Its Third Successful Training and Pruning Event at Its Huxley/BIFGA Orchard

Posted on 9th February 2016 in Horticulture

We held our 3rd annual training and pruning event on Friday 5th February, with an impressive turnout of Landscape, Horticulture and Design students gathering at the Huxley/BIFGA orchard to learn techniques from a veritable who’s-who of fruit-growing luminaries.


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.


Thanet Earth and Hadlow College Celebrate Success of New Movement to Work Initiative

Posted on 14th December 2015 in Horticulture, Events

Brimming with pride and new-found confidence, the first group of students have graduated from the new Sector Based Work Academy at Thanet Earth, run in conjunction with Hadlow College. Five participants were selected for the scheme by the Job Centre Plus in Margate, where the group of jobseekers are being supported back into work.


Hadlow College win ‘Best in Show’ at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Posted on 1st July 2015 in HE News, Horticulture, Events

Hadlow College’s vision for the regeneration of a former mining community in East Kent has seen it win ‘Best in Show’ at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.


Forestry and Arboriculture students get a bird’s eye view

Posted on 18th June 2015 in Horticulture

Our Forestry and Arboriculture students recently had great fun dismantling a very large tree on the Hadlow Campus using a crane.


Horticulture students experience Iceland’s sustainable technology

Posted on 5th March 2015 in Higher Education, Horticulture

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.


La Chaire: The Story of Jersey’s Lost Garden

Posted on 17th November 2014 in Horticulture

Hadlow College lecturer Stephen Harmer has published his first book – La Chaire: The Story of Jersey's Lost Garden.


Sissinghurst Castle Gardens

Posted on 3rd November 2014 in Horticulture

15 students studying towards level three qualifications in Horticulture enjoyed a study trip to Sissinghurst Castle Gardens.


Horticulture Students benefit from Ergonomic tools.

Posted on 24th October 2014 in Horticulture, Events

Students on our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture and our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture courses, will now benefit from a range of specialist, ergonomically designed, pruning equipment.


Hadlow College Firmly Back in Fruit

Posted on 17th October 2014 in HE News, Higher Education, Horticulture

Hadlow College firmly demonstrated that it was back in the fruit sector with an exceptional performance at this year’s National Fruit Show.


Pip to Plate

Posted on 26th September 2014 in Horticulture, Events

On Friday 26th September, Hadlow College, together with The British Independent Fruit Growers Association [BIFGA] held an educational outdoors event for local school students.


Hadlow Degree Students to Attend the London Produce Show

Posted on 9th May 2014 in Agriculture, HE News, Higher Education, Horticulture

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.


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.


Success for Billy in Young Horticulturalist of the Year Competition

Posted on 27th January 2014 in HE News, Horticulture, General

Billy Stott, a BSc (Hons) Horticulture student, has today won the local heat of the Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition.


Horticulture Students Gain Practical Experience in College Nursery

Posted on 20th November 2013 in Horticulture

Autumn/Winter is not a quiet time for Horticulturalists. Since returning from their half-term break, our Horticulture students have been hard at work in our Court lane glasshouses and nursery complex.


Hadlow College Students Enjoy Success at the National Fruit Show

Posted on 17th October 2013 in Horticulture

Returning to the competition after a fifteen year break, horticultural students at Hadlow College have successfully entered, and been awarded prizes, for their apple entries at the National Fruit Show.


Pip to Plate at Hadlow College

Posted on 14th October 2013 in Horticulture, Events

Hadlow College was recently supported by a number of industry partners who took part in an event at the College orchards, designed to give secondary school children the opportunity to learn about how apples are grown.


Monty Don wows the crowd at Hadlow College

Posted on 10th July 2013 in Horticulture

The Hadlow College Broadview Tearooms became a busy hive of activity last week when Monty Don visited for a book signing and talk.


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