Careers & Workplace
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.
Landscape business that go the extra mile to train apprentices are now earning greater recognition in the battle against skills shortages, Jez Abbott reports.
Industry bodies have been setting up trailblazer groups to establish horticulture apprenticeships under the Government's new framework, Jonathan Tilley reports.
Major Government changes to apprenticeships put employers in the driving seat. Is horticulture ready? Jez Abbott finds out.
Business and marketing knowhow is just as important as plant knowledge for those producing and selling plants, Rachel Anderson finds.
Skills in community engagement, sustainability and IT are among the new essentials for amenity horticulture and landscaping, Rachel Anderson hears.
Coming up through the ranks, the YoungHorts tell Sarah Cosgrove why they want to work in the industry.
Horticultural colleges are finding new ways to attract recruits after fees were forced up for older students, Jack Shamash reports.
English Heritage Audley End, Myddelton House, Cliveden, Nymans, Wrest Park.
Gardener - F119
Horticruitment SW London
Plantarea Sales Assistant - S171
Assistant Manager - G009
Key Accounts Manager - E073
Horticruitment Midlands/North UK
- Excel exhibition centre London
How did you get started in the industry? I fell into it as a schoolboy needing pocket money, worked in Lincolnshire for a bulb grower then helped to diversify the company into cut flowers as a supplier to the major flower packers in Spalding.
Q: How did you get started in the industry? A: I always wanted to have a career that allowed me to be outdoors and practical, but also something real and purposeful. When I spotted a trainee gardener position at Madingley Hall I jumped at the chance and never looked back