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Information and resources to help you start or develop your career in horticulture, including qualifications and courses for work in plant production, professional gardening, landscape design & construction, arboriculture, greenkeeping, groundsmanship and garden retailing.  Information on this page is compiled in association with Grow.

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A world of opportunities in green-space management

A world of opportunities in green-space management

The green-space management sector offers a variety of different workplaces from historic gardens to professional football clubs, Rachel Anderson discovers

Exciting opportunities in production horticulture

Exciting opportunities in production horticulture

From operating hi-tech machinery to developing new varieties, production horticulture needs young people to drive the industry, writes Rachel Anderson.

Landscape design and build fuelled by inspiration

Landscape design and build fuelled by inspiration

A career in the landscape sector offers the chance to work on diverse projects while building a wide portfolio of skills, Rachel Anderson finds.

Making the most of new routes into garden retail

Making the most of new routes into garden retail

Sound horticultural knowledge remains a key element of the skills required to be a success in the rapidly changing garden retail sector, Rachel Anderson reports

Skills for the modern age

Skills for the modern age

Teamwork, public engagement and social media are among the modern skills needed by professional gardeners on top of core knowledge, says Jack Shamash.

Education Apprenticeships - Tailor-made training

Education Apprenticeships - Tailor-made training

Horticultural colleges are partnering with employers to create special apprenticeships that meet the companies' needs, Jack Shamash reports.

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