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Sparsholt College named as Plant Heritage’s latest National Collection® Holders

Sparsholt College’s nationally renowned Horticulture department has added to its long list of accolades. Plant Heritage, the world’s leading garden plant conservation charity, has named the College’s apple cultivars, Malus domestica, as one of the latest additions to their National Plant Collections. Bred and grown in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight pre-1960, Malus domestica […]

Green Gas Mill at Sparsholt College gets go-ahead

Green energy company Ecotricity, has received planning permission to build a Green Gas Mill in Hampshire – the first of its kind in Britain. Located at Sparsholt College in Hampshire and fuelled by locally sourced grass, the Green Gas Mill will inject £60 million into the local economy, create new jobs, and produce enough clean […]

Green Gas Mill at Sparsholt College will inject £60million into local economy

Britain’s leading green energy company, Ecotricity, has submitted a planning application for a Green Gas Mill at Sparsholt College – a partnership that will inject £60 million into the local economy. As part of the unique partnership, Ecotricity will finance and build the Green Gas Mill, with an initial £10 million investment, and will also […]

A date for Ewe and your family

Mary had a little lamb – now Sparsholt College is having hundreds. Lambing at Sparsholt comes earlier than on most farms, with the first raft of lambs due in January. The College will be hosting its annual lambing weekend on 30-31 January to share this magical experience with the community. The College’s big barn doors […]

Africa comes to Andover with amazing new live display at Hawk Conservancy Trust

The much-anticipated ‘Wings of Africa’ display at Hampshire’s Hawk Conservancy Trust will be launched this Easter, starring new birds and, for the first time, meerkats. ‘Wings of Africa’ will be performed every morning at 11.30am, throughout the main season, and will feature birds new to the Trust, including Sacred Ibis, as well as old friends […]

Apprenticeships to be showcased at Sparsholt College Open Day

Time is ticking on, spring officially starts next week and before any Year 11’s know it, they’ll be sitting the last of their exams. For those still undecided on which college to go to and which course to study, Sparsholt College is holding an Open Day on Saturday 7th March, 10.00am to 3.00pm. There has […]

Spring has sprung at Sparsholt College

Thousands of visitors  attended Sparsholt College’s Lambing Weekend and they may well have thought that Spring had indeed come early. As the campus basked in glorious sunshine nearly 6000 visitors enjoyed very close-up views of newly born lambs and some were lucky enough to see one, twins or even triplets actually arrive. Sparsholt’s shepherd John Garrett […]

Formula 1 Legends inspire Sparsholt College students

Students and staff at Sparsholt College were inspired as Formula 1 legends Jody Scheckter, and Ross Brawn OBE officially opened the new multi-million pound Motor Vehicle and Engineering complex on the campus today. The guests of honour brought their exceptional experiences to life in their keynote speeches, while students demonstrated their own skills and talents […]

Get a Taste of Hampshire

A celebration of the region’s finest food and drink will see ‘Hampshire’ as the dish of the day at Sparsholt College’s Taste of Hampshire on Saturday 19 July 2014. Food and drink is about tasting, cooking and appreciating and this event will have the very best of the County’s produce for visitors to sample and […]

Alastair Stewart OBE joins Sparsholt College students for annual Presentation Day

Sparsholt College celebrated the class of 2014 at their annual Presentation Awards as students were proudly looked on by their families, friends and lecturers. The prestigious event, held at Winchester Cathedral last week, recognises the hard work, outstanding academic achievements and vocational accomplishments of the College’s Higher Education and Level 3 students. ITV national news […]