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Record numbers gaining the RHS’s most prestigious qualification

With the number of graduates more than doubling in the last year, the Royal Horticultural Society’s Master of Horticulture (MHort) qualification is currently accepting applications for its October 2018 intake.

Now delivered entirely online, the degree-level award gives horticulturists in the UK and around the world the chance to expand their knowledge and skills at management level, whether they want to explore how to future-proof their business, embrace new technology or research the most cost-effective methods of pest management or plant breeding.

Former alumni include Matthew Pottage, curator of RHS Garden Wisley, and employees from organisations as diverse as Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, English Heritage and the National Trust.

Suzanne Moss, head of education and learning said: “Our MHort programme has been running for over a hundred years and is now more popular than ever. It’s evolved to meet the needs of the industry and let horticulturists across the globe study flexibly to hone their management and business skills and take their career to the next level.”

Those wishing to find out more, can visit the RHS website at rhs.org.uk/mhort or contact mhort@rhs.org.uk. The deadline for applications is 25 July.

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