Careers in Horticulture - A guide to skills needed for careers in the industry

In this edition of Careers in Horticulture we look in detail at 16 common job roles within the horticulture industry covering the four core sectors of production, landscape creation, retail and landscape management.

Ever wondered how easy - or hard - it might be to switch from being a head gardener in a private estate to heading up a local authority parks team? Or whether, with some growing or plant retailing experience behind you, a career in garden design could be a viable option for you?

Our horticulture job profiles aim to answer these questions. In each case we ask what are the skills, attributes, knowledge and experience most in demand among today's employers. We also ask what qualifications and experience those employers would need to see from potential candidates to be convinced they possess the right qualities.

Whether starting out in your career or looking for a mid-career change, we hope you find the following career profiles a helpful starting point.

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