Horticulture students offered placement opportunities at Chatsworth House

The School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences' horticulture team have been offered placement opportunities for our FdSc and BSc (Hons) Horticulture students at Chatsworth House.

Four students will be undertaking work with the Chatsworth horticulture team over the summer and will be involved in all aspects of the 105-acre estate across multiple horticultural disciplines.

Whilst there, they will have the chance to work with professional garden designers and RHS experts, and be involved in developmental planting projects and research opportunities.

Barbara Fiddy, a first year FdSc Horticulture student undertook a short placement over the Easter break. She was involved in a couple of large garden redesign projects including new planting along the Trout Stream, designed by Dan Pearson, and working in the heritage glasshouse unit with award-winning grape vine.

She said “All the people working at Chatsworth were really welcoming, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They made me feel like a part of the team and that my efforts were really appreciated.

“The work there seemed very organised and well run, including the many volunteers they have working there. They were all very generous with their time and knowledge and were really happy to answer any questions I had about the work they did and the gardens.”

Lecturer Dave Jukes added: “The horticulture department is very excited by this opportunity and hope to develop the relationship for the future.”

Horticulture students offered placement opportunities at Chatsworth House

Published on 11 July 2018
  • Subject area: Geography, horticulture and environment
  • Category: School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

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