A student studying at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology has shown how horticulture is more than just flowers after working at one of the country’s most prestigious gardens.
For Georgina Yates, 45, her hobby of horticulture has stemmed in to a new career prospect after working at the Grade I listed, Wentworth Castle Gardens.
Georgina from Thorpe Hesley in Rotherham, has just completed her Extended Diploma Level 3 in Horticulture and has been working at the gardens for the past six months.
Previously a senior manager in the retail industry, Georgina chose to go in a different direction after having her daughter and has not looked back since.
Georgina said: “I chose horticulture as a new career as it became vitally important to me following the birth of my daughter just how much we should value our environment. It is so much more than just learning about different plants, I have a particular passion for historical gardens and estates.”
Georgina has used this passion as part of her role at the gardens where she has worked on the 60 acres of historical garden and the 600 acres of parkland.
Georgina even got to meet Prince Charles during his visit to the gardens earlier in the year where he launched the restoration project of the Victorian Conservatory.
The course running at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology is ideal for those looking to work at a supervisory level or those wanting to become self-employed in the industry.
During the course students will study garden design, computer-aided design, plant identification, site surveying, machinery maintenance and horticultural science. In addition, the course covers the construction of walls, paved areas and decking.
For more information about horticulture course please contact Student Services on 08080 722777, or email email@example.com.