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Hadlow College Staff and Students Feature in Barclays Bank ‘Backing Britain’ Video Campaign

On the morning of the 22nd November 2017, a film crew visited Hadlow to gather footage for a series of short films being produced by Barclays Bank as part of their ‘Backing Britain’ campaign.


Thanet Earth Fellowship Awarded to Greg Stokes

Posted on 1st March 2018 in HE News, Higher Education, Horticulture

This year’s prestigious Thanet Earth Fellowship has been awarded to Greg Stokes, currently in his second year of study on our BSc (Hons) Commercial Horticulture programme


The Fruits of Nathaniel’s Labour

Posted on 2nd November 2017 in Horticulture

We’re proud to announce that one of our BSc (Hons) Commercial Horticulture graduates, Nathaniel Oliver, was awarded this year’s prestigious Worshipful Company of Fruiterers Scholar of the Year Prize.


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.


Tonbridge Schoolgirl Pips the Competition with Winning Label Design

Posted on 28th June 2017 in Horticulture, Events

A pupil at Weald of Kent Grammar School for Girls has been announced as the winner of Hadlow College’s Pip-to-Plate label design competition.


New Level 2 Golf Greenkeeper Qualification Gathers Significant Momentum

Posted on 1st June 2017 in Horticulture, Sport & Outdoor Activities

Hadlow College is delighted to have recently enrolled over 15 students on the new Level 2 Golf Greenkeeper Certificate 0143. This new cohort of students represents a significant shift in the industry from old framework qualifications to the new more modern standard apprenticeships.


Hadlow College and Rural PLC (Kent) pre-2017 Election Manifesto

Hadlow College, in partnership with Rural PLC (Kent), have produced a pre-2017 Election Manifesto


‘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.


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