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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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Horticulture courses fine-tuned

Horticulture courses fine-tuned

College courses are changing and apprenticeships are thriving but higher fees now mean students are less inclined to enter higher education, Jack Shamash finds.

Apprenticeships - Trailblazer progress

Apprenticeships - Trailblazer progress

Consultation on the trailblazers programme has seen broad acceptance of the new apprenticeship scheme from the horticulture industry, Jack Shamash writes.

Careers In Horticulture - Managing green places

Careers In Horticulture - Managing green places

Careers in the amenity horticulture sector offer numerous options for enthusiastic people who are keen to learn new skills, says Jez Abbott.

Careers in Horticulture - Grow a retail career

Careers in Horticulture - Grow a retail career

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.

Careers In Horticulture - Growing opportunities

Careers In Horticulture - Growing opportunities

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 Horticulture - Building landscapes

Careers In Horticulture - Building landscapes

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.

Landscape training - Skills factor

Landscape training - Skills factor

Landscape business that go the extra mile to train apprentices are now earning greater recognition in the battle against skills shortages, Jez Abbott reports.

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