The Enfield campus is set in 30 acres of idyllic parkland, themed and wooded/wilderness gardens, plus water features and a range of trial gardens, sponsored by Which? Gardening. The College also runs a working farm at nearby Forty Hall, including a community market garden, orchard and vineyard, close to Enfield Council’s historic Forty Hall Museum and conference centre.
Capel Manor estate records go back to the 13th century, whilst the present Georgian manor house can be traced back to 1750. During the mid-1960s, the eminent local horticulturist Frances Perry, resident nearby, suggested to the local council that it could lease the badly neglected gardens of Capel Manor and a few outbuildings, in order to train craftsmen gardeners (then mostly employed in local authority Parks Departments).
Enfield agreed and in 1968 the first group of students began training. There were twelve students then. Fifty years later, we welcome over three thousand students.
Enfield is our largest campus with over 34 acres of gardens and animal collections.
Enfield EN1 4RQ
Tel: 0303 003 1234
How to get there
Students living in Hertfordshire may use the Uno bus service operated by the University of Hertfordshire.
By rail: Turkey Street Station (Overground from Liverpool Street Station); the College is approximately 20 mins walk from Turkey Street.
Waltham Cross station; the College is approximately 30 mins walk from Waltham Cross or 15 minutes by buses 217 and 317.
By bus: Buses 217 and 317.
Minibus service: A free minibus service for Enfield campus students operates daily from Tottenham Hale station, High Barnet tube station and Broxbourne station during term time only. Pick-up from stations is at 8:15am. The minibuses leave College to return to the stations at 4:15pm. Places on the minibus are limited. You will need to book your seat each week via Moodle here.
Car parking is available in front of the reception at the College's entrance. Overflow parking space is made available and in the East Field. Student or public parking is not permitted elsewhere on the site.
Hot and cold beverages and food can be purchased from the Terrace Restaurant. Students receive a substantial discount on most food and drinks in the Terrace Restaurant upon display of your Student ID card. Opening times during term time are: Monday to Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm; Saturday and Sunday (March-October only) 10:00am - 5:00pm.
Light refreshments are also available from the vending machines in the restaurant and the corridor near reception.
Multi-Faith Prayer/Reflection Room
Room D6 in the Duchess of Devonshire Building is designated as a quiet space between 12 and 1pm Monday to Friday.
At our Enfield campus we have two shops: Hessayon and Manor Flowers. They are normally open Monday to Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm; Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm. The main Hessayon shop sells some stationery for your studies as well as gifts, books and plants. Manor Flowers sells items for floristry, flower arranging and balloon artistry, as well as for events or special occasions. Both shops offer a 5% discount for student upon display of your student ID card.
On presentation of your Student ID card, students from all campuses will be admitted free with one guest to the gardens during normal opening hours.
Forty Hall Farm
Forty Hall is a mixed farm with pasture, woodlands, vineyards, market garden areas and a variety of animals including many rare breeds. It is only 3 minutes drive or 25 minute walk from the College's Enfield campus. The farm provides educational opportunities for Capel students. You can buy produce from the farm and other locally crafted goods, foods and art in the farm shop.