News & Events

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.

The day was opened by Christine Walkden - a plantswomen and horticulturalist who is probably best known for her appearances on gardening programmes and The One Show.  Christine also held a Gardeners' Question Time session giving advice on gardening problems.

The rainy start was cheered up by a live Samba band - Samba Pelo Mar and even Christine Walked joined in!


As well as touring the Animal Management Unit and the campus’ Horticultural highlights our Animal Management and Horticulture staff were on hand to answer enquiries.  Our Student Union ran a delicious cake stall and tombola.  The public could also handle a variety of exotic animal species at the Arachnid and Reptile roadshow.

Ryan Shoebridge, a current Hadlow College student studying towards his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management, was on hand to give advice at the Sky Birds of Prey stall (the company he currently works for) who also held flying demonstrations.

It was a successful event with many people, including the Samba band, leaving clutching plants bought from our Broadview Garden Centre stall.

Go Back