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Horticulture Careers

Information to help you start or develop your career in horticulture, including qualifications and skill requirements for a range of jobs in landscape creation, production, retail and landscape management.

Horticulture Industry Job Profiles 

Career profile - Garden Designer

Career profile - Garden Designer

A garden designer sketches out a vision of form, function and beauty for an otherwise lacklustre piece of land.

Career profile - Head groundsman

Career profile - Head groundsman

A head groundsman manages and leads a grounds team, whose role it is to produce and maintain the grounds to a high standard.

Career profile - Landscape estimator

Career profile - Landscape estimator

A fresh design for a landscape is an exciting sight as we begin to realise how much potential lies within each piece of land.

Career profile - Planteria manager

Career profile - Planteria manager

The planteria manager must ensure that a garden centre's plants are "flying off the shelves".

Career profile - Head greenkeeper

Career profile - Head greenkeeper

A head greenkeeper is responsible for ensuring that each and every part of the golf course is maintained to the highest possible standard.

Careers profile - Parks manager

Careers profile - Parks manager

Parks have become more of a focal point for local communities than ever before. For this reason, a parks manager is like the park's guardian.

Career profile - Landscape architect

Career profile - Landscape architect

From urban parks breathing life into our cities to nature reserves adding biodiversity to rural wastelands, the creations of landscape architects are all around us, in both our built and natural environments.

Career profile - Production manager

Career profile - Production manager

A production manager's main responsibility is to ensure that the glasshouse, nursery or farm produces a bountiful and consistently high-quality crop for people to enjoy.

Careers profile - Arboriculture team leader

Careers profile - Arboriculture team leader

An arboriculture contractor team leader is the person who, having worked for several years as an arborist/tree surgeon, is the lead climber in a team that is typically made up of themself, a climber and a grounds person.

Career profile - Landscape projects manager

Career profile - Landscape projects manager

Juggling many balls, a landscape contracts/projects manager is in charge of every aspect of a company's projects to ensure that they run smoothly.

Career profile - Garden centre manager

Career profile - Garden centre manager

A garden centre manager leads a team of staff members to help them make sure every part of the centre, from the planteria to the cafe, offers its customers a great retail experience.

Career profile - Grounds maintenance contracts manager

Career profile - Grounds maintenance contracts manager

Many organisations outsource their grounds maintenance services.

Careers profile - Local authority tree officer

Careers profile - Local authority tree officer

A tree officer works for a council and is responsible for the care and management of trees owned by the local authority, including trees in public woodlands, parks, country parks and roadsides.

Careers profile - Head gardener, private estate

Careers profile - Head gardener, private estate

Working for the owners of a private estate, a head gardener is responsible for the year-round management of the estate's garden.

Career profile - Gardens manager, historic or botanic garden

Career profile - Gardens manager, historic or botanic garden

Eden Project director of life sciences Dr Mike Maunder explains the role: "As a manager of a public garden or estate you are custodian of a collection and landscape that represents a unique heritage."


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