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Careers & Training

The Grow InitiativeInformation 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.

Grow Your Career In Horticulture

Modern turf skills

Modern turf skills

21 February 2014

Good communication and budget management are key components of the modern groundsman's skill set, Rachel Anderson discovers.

 
 
Recruitment shift

Recruitment shift

22 November 2013

Horticultural colleges are finding new ways to attract recruits after fees were forced up for older students, Jack Shamash reports.

 
 
Education and training - Future growers

Education and training - Future growers

11 July 2013

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.

 
 
Landscape careers - Masters of space

Landscape careers - Masters of space

10 May 2013

Landscape sector professionals transform outdoor spaces into spectacular locations for people to enjoy. Rachel Anderson looks at what you need to know to get started in the sector.

 
 
Careers in professional gardening

Careers in professional gardening

10 May 2013

Want to be a professional gardener? Then you will need plenty of passion, practical experience and a formal qualification, writes Rachel Anderson.

 
 
Careers in parks, grounds care and arboriculture - From the ground up

Careers in parks, grounds care and arboriculture - From the ground up

10 May 2013

A skills shortage in the parks, grounds care and trees sector means there are opportunities for keen applicants, Jack Shamash reports.

 
 
Careers in production horticulture and garden retail - Food for thought

Careers in production horticulture and garden retail - Food for thought

10 May 2013

Job opportunities in the production horticulture and garden retail sector are as varied as the plants grown in it, says Rachel Anderson.

 
 
Investing in online learning

Investing in online learning

16 May 2013

As the industry begins to realise the benefits of educating the workforce with e-learning methods, Magda Ibrahim examines the pros and cons

 
 

Events

Groen-Direkt Fair

  • Groen-Direkt
  • Date: Tue 22 Apr 2014 - Tue 22 Apr 2014

EMRA/HDC Tree Fruit Day

  • HDC
  • Date: Thu 24 Apr 2014 - Thu 24 Apr 2014
  • Venue: EAST MALLING RESEARCH CONFERENCE CENTRE, NEW ROAD, EAST MALLING, KENT, ME19 6BJ

RHS London Alpine Garden Show 2014

  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • Date: Sun 27 Apr 2014 - Sun 27 Apr 2014
  • Venue: RHS Horticultural Halls, Lindley Hall

Career profiles

Me & My Job - Iain Wylie, chief executive, Garden Centre Association

Me & My Job - Iain Wylie, chief executive, Garden Centre Association

10 April 2014

How did you get started in the industry? I began working at a garden centre during the weekends while I was at school. I then studied for a BSc in horticulture and business management at university. What does your typical day involve? There is n...

 
 
Me & My Job - Angus Cunningham, managing director, Scotscape

Me & My Job - Angus Cunningham, managing director, Scotscape

04 April 2014

- How did you get started in the industry? Royal Hospital Chelsea for one year, after which self-employed with a maintenance round in Wimbledon. The business has grown from there. - What advice would you give to others starting out? Have a g...

 
 
Me & My Job - Dan Riddleston, managing director, Bowles & Wyer Contracts

Me & My Job - Dan Riddleston, managing director, Bowles & Wyer Contracts

13 March 2014

What does your typical day involve? Mostly, a lot of talking. Conversations with colleagues on day-to-day issues, staff on site, suppliers, clients, designers. Then plenty of emails to follow up. What takes up most of your time? My responsibili...

 
 
YoungHort director, Jack Shilley

YoungHort director, Jack Shilley

28 February 2014

We hear from the organiser of next week's first YoungHort conference at RHS Wisley

 
 
Me & My Job - Stanley Jackson, owner, Agrumi

Me & My Job - Stanley Jackson, owner, Agrumi

13 February 2014

How did you get started in the industry? Towards the end of my decade living in Italy I was approached by the owner of a 100ha nursery who needed help with export sales to England, Turkey and Russia. I enjoyed the challenge so much that I decided to...

 
 
Me & My Job - Boyd Douglas-Davies, CEO, Hillview Garden Centres

Me & My Job - Boyd Douglas-Davies, CEO, Hillview Garden Centres

07 February 2014

How did you get into the industry? I started working at my father's garden centres - Clows Garden Centres - as a schoolboy. Before I had left school, I was hooked! What advice would you give to others starting out? Work in all areas of the busin...

 
 

Horticultural Qualifications & Courses

Use our interactive map to find colleges and universities. Then click on the pin to find out what courses they offer.

 

 
 


Additional Information


Latest jobs Jobs web feed

  • HEAD GARDENER Private Estate in Vale of Evesham Dependent on experience, Worcestershire
  • Horticulturalist Gardener, Borders Grosvenor Estate Competitive salary plus benefits , Chester, Cheshire / Eccleston, Cheshire
  • Pet and Aquatics Supervisor MorePeople £16000 - £18000 per annum, Norfolk
  • Sweeper Driver The Landscape Group Paying London Living Wage (£8.80 per hour) and upwards dependent on experience), London (Greater)
  • Tractor Driver The Landscape Group Paying London Living Wage (£8.80 per hour) and upwards dependent on experience, London (Greater)




 

In This Issue

Horticulture Week - 18 April 2014

NEWS: Garden centres look forward to late Easter sales bonanza

SARGENT'S SOLUTIONS: Why the Customer Rights Bill should be seen as an opportunity rather than a threat

MARKET REPORT: Glasshouses

LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS: Government prospectus offers potential boost across disciplines

EDIBLES: Helping cut food waste - latest packaging addresses concerns over waste issues

PLANT FOCUS: Polygonatum