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.
Major Government changes to apprenticeships put employers in the driving seat. Is horticulture ready? Jez Abbott finds out.
Skills in community engagement, sustainability and IT are among the new essentials for amenity horticulture and landscaping, Rachel Anderson hears.
Business and marketing knowhow is just as important as plant knowledge for those producing and selling plants, Rachel Anderson finds.
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.
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.
Job opportunities in the production horticulture and garden retail sector are as varied as the plants grown in it, says Rachel Anderson.
Charter Housing Loftus Garden Village in Newport
The American Museum in Britain Bath, Somerset
Ballyedmond Castle Farms Co. Down
Client Support Executive
Passfield Data Systems Ltd Honiton, East Devon
Horticultural Supply Sales Executive
Hortech Solutions Ltd South West England
- Writtle College University of Essex
- Peterborough Arena, Peterborough, UK
- Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
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.
How did you get started in the industry? I was offered some casual gardening work through a friend and something fell into place.