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.
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.
Job opportunities in the production horticulture and garden retail sector are as varied as the plants grown in it, says Rachel Anderson.
Marton Mere Project Officer
Blackpool Council Stanley Park Offices/Marton Mere Visitor Centre
Environmental Volunteer Coordinator
Blackpool Council Lancashire
HEAD GARDENER - YORK GATE, ADEL, LEEDS
Perennial Adel, Leeds
Shop Manager progressing to Directorship
Riverside Garden Centre Bristol, City of Bristol
Walworth Garden Farm Southwark, London
- Lakeside Conference Centre Fera, Sand Hutton York, North Yorkshire YO41 1LZ
- Leythorne Nursery (Hall Hunter Partnership), Chichester
How did you get started in the industry? I was offered some casual gardening work through a friend and something fell into place.