Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

A colourful, neat garden with flowers, hedges and trees fronting onto greenhouses


The horticultural industry is incredibly diverse. Prepare for a career working with plants, flowers, the design of gardens or the construction of landscapes with our specialist, hands-on courses at Writtle.

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Whether you aspire to managing beautiful gardens and landscapes, producing plants for parks and other public spaces, or assuring fruit and vegetable supplies for the growing global population, we'll help you develop your interests and specialisms with an eye to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Our highly-experienced horticultural experts and practitioners have extensive links with the industry, including RHS Hyde Hall and Wisley Gardens, Kew Gardens, Wilkins at Tiptree, Lysander Park Farm in Sawbridgeworth, Marriage's Millers in Chelmsford and Fen Farm in Norfolk, offering you valuable opportunities to gain 'real world' experience and build your professional network.

Undergraduate courses

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Get in touch

If you're thinking about applying to ARU or have questions about your application, contact us:

Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month)
Friday 9am-4.30pm

Lordship Road
Writtle CM1 3RR
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