We offer practical gardening knowledge as the basis of our training as well as all the theory you need. A large part of the teaching takes place outdoors in Capellagården's garden and plantations. We also make study visits to gardens, cultural environments and farms. At Capellagården there is a responsible horticulture teacher, departmental teacher, and Capellagården's gardener, nursery staff as supervisors and guest teachers and lecturers also participate in the training. 
As the training is located at Capellagården, you also have the opportunity to gain an insight into the other craft training courses at the school. Together with the courses Furniture Carpentry, Textiles, Ceramics and Building Care, they form an exciting meeting place where projects and ideas about cooperation are born. For over 30 years, Capellagården has run horticultural training courses and here there is a large network of contacts and experience to take advantage of.

Ecological and creative
horticultural education, 1 year

Education Information:
Application deadline: 10 October 2023
Duration of education: One academic year (40 weeks)
Eligibility requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
Scheduled time per week on average: 35 clock hours, 25 of which are teacher-led.
Number of students: 18
Education leader: Matilda Lidberg
Form of education: Art and culture education

Park maintenance and facility 12v
Horticulture 20v
Soil and plant nutrition 1v
Design, image and form 3v
Community and cooperation 1v
Own project work 3v

Objectives of the training:
After completing the education, the student must have knowledge of:

  • Gardening and the role of cultivation in relation to humans, sustainability, cycles and biological diversity.
  • The role and cultivation of the garden during different historical eras, as well as the role of the garden in today's society, literary and cultural.
  • The green hospitality industry, customer service and service.
  • The basics of botany and species knowledge, cultivated plants and their areas of use
  • Design, visual and design language and how artisanal expressions can be integrated into a garden environment. The shape and color scheme of the garden and plant composition.
  • Soil, plant nutrition and biological plant protection. Knowledge of soil improvement such as composting.
  • Construction techniques, maintenance and design of different types of park, garden, cultural and cultivation environments.
  • Horticulture with regard to organic production. Pruning methods in fruit and berry cultivation.

After completing the education, the student must have the skills to:

  • Plan and implement a project in the horticulture industry. Evaluate and develop a business idea.
  • Independently choose plant material, create and manage a garden environment.
  • Design and artistically design a garden environment.
  • Analyze soil types, plan for appropriate use of a site and soil improvement.
  • Create, manage and develop a garden environment. Professionally use and maintain machines, tools and tools.
  • Plan and design, prepare, cultivate and manage an organic horticulture that favors biological diversity. Harvest, preserve and refine the harvest.

After completing the education, the student must have the skills to:

  • Be able to work as a gardener in public or private horticulture, run an organic farm, run projects in the horticulture industry.
  • Sketch and present proposals for garden solutions and plant composition.
  • Use and improve the soil in an optimal way
  • Maintain and renew a garden environment with regard to garden history, tradition and new thinking.
  • Work artisanally and creatively with a commercial vegetable farm and small-scale food production. Create a KRAV certificate.

Other information

The main language of the education is Swedish.

Term times for the academic year 2024:
Spring term: 6 February–5 June
Summer term/internship: 24 June–9 Aug
Autumn term: 19 Aug–29 Nov
Self-study v8, Self-study v14, Summer vacation v24–25, Self-study v32, Summer vacation v33, Self-study v44

Semester fee:
VT- SEK 11,500 HT- SEK 11,500
Once you have been accepted and paid the semester fee, you are guaranteed a study place. The education is CSN eligible and you can apply for additional cost loans for the semester fee. Read more below Study at Capellagården. Term fees are paid in advance to Stiftelsen Capellagården, Bg: 5975-7559. Note! The payment is binding, the semester fee is not refunded in case of cancellation.

Matilda Lidberg, gardener
Agnes ström, landscape architect
Erik Sparretun, gardener (supervisor)
Kristina Widell, nursery school (supervisor)
Eva Petersson, nursery school (supervisor)

In addition, invited guest teachers

For questions about the content of the training, please contact the teachers in the horticulture department,

For other questions, refer to Capellagården's office,
0485-361 32

A warm welcome with your application!

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