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.
Horticultural colleges are partnering with employers to create special apprenticeships that meet the companies' needs, Jack Shamash reports.
College courses are changing and apprenticeships are thriving but higher fees now mean students are less inclined to enter higher education, Jack Shamash finds.
Consultation on the trailblazers programme has seen broad acceptance of the new apprenticeship scheme from the horticulture industry, Jack Shamash writes.
A fresh focus on the need to feed the population sustainably, and higher-profile TV coverage, mean more opportunities are emerging in this fast-paced sector across a variety of roles, Rachel Anderson discovers.
Careers in the amenity horticulture sector offer numerous options for enthusiastic people who are keen to learn new skills, says Jez Abbott.
Anyone who wants to embark on a career in the landscaping sector may find it difficult to know where to start, but help is at hand from training providers at horticultural colleges, Rachel Anderson explains.
The wide variety of career options in the garden retail sector means there are multiple routes into the industry but making a positive impression is key to being successful, Rachel Anderson finds.
Landscape Team leader/Supervisor
Rune Landscape Design Gloucestershire and Worcestershire areas
University of Nottingham East Midlands
Apprentice Gardener - ECG814
English Country Gardeners Surrey
Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelmsford, Essex
Daily – Gardener
Eden Private Staff Kingston, Surrey
LPGT Winter lecture - ‘Save Epping Forest’! Londoners and the mid-Victorian campaigns for open space
- The Gallery, 70-77 Cowcross Street (Entrance: through courtyard to far end, downstairs) London EC1M 6EL
- East Malling Conference Centre. New Rd, West Malling ME19 6BJ
- Writtle College, Lordship Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RR