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Applications now open for RHS Master of Horticulture programme


Applications are now open for the Royal Horticultural Society’s Master of Horticulture (MHort) 2019 programme.

The prestigious degree-level qualification saw a record number of applications in 2018 for the 40 places available.

Delivered mostly online and commencing in October, the three-year course is designed to work around a full-time job and hone candidates’ managerial and business skills; crucial to reaching the top levels of professional horticulture or launching a successful horticultural business.

The MHort increasingly attracts applicants from across the world with this year’s graduates including professionals from the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, National Trust properties and Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.

Suzanne Moss, Head of Education and Learning said: “The MHort is a unique opportunity to develop and grow your knowledge in the area of horticulture which is relevant to you. It’s a chance for industry professionals to gain the skills to take their career to the next level and expand their professional network in the UK and internationally.”

For more information please visit the RHS website at or email

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 26th July.

Photo caption: Steve Lannin, Head Gardener at Mapperton Estate, Dorset and 2019 graduate