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.
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.
Coming up through the ranks, the YoungHorts tell Sarah Cosgrove why they want to work in the industry.
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.
Horticultural colleges are finding new ways to attract recruits after fees were forced up for older students, Jack Shamash reports.
A Monday in the middle of June and the office phone at Warwickshire College has been ringing all morning as people respond to an advertisement in Worcester News.
Parks Development and Fundraising Officer
London Borough of Wandsworth Wandsworth, London (Greater)
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Oldbury
Lecturer in Horticulture
Moulton College Moulton, Northampton
Head Gardener (non-Residential) . Tormarton (near Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire)
Bruce Finnamore, Tormarton Court Tormarton, Badminton
Deputy Head Gardener
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Enfield (Locality), London (Greater)
- Oxford University Examination Schools, Oxford
- Writtle College University of Essex
- Gifts and accessories show.
How did you get started in the industry? From the age of 14 I was working weekends and summer holidays at a local market garden, but it began in earnest when I was accepted onto the National Trust's three-year careership scheme at Antony House.