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Be part of one of the largest industries in the UK; horticulture has opportunities for everyone
The horticultural industry is one of the largest employers in the UK. A career in horticulture could mean anything from a hands-on gardener to a research scientist. There are many, many opportunities out there.
We've joined forces with the likes of the Institute of Horticulture, The National Trust, English Heritage and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to set up the GROW initiative to let people know about the great opportunities horticulture has to offer.
We employ more than 700 people. Ranging from gardeners to shop assistants, carpenters to botanists, show managers to finance assistants - we've got a huge variety of opportunities.
Get involved with the RHS through competitions and other opportunities we have each year, for all age groups, such as:
We offer a comprehensive education programme, for those wanting to gain qualifications and or experience before entering the horticultural trade.
Our training courses
Find out more about some of our successful students and their horticultural careers.
Read our student stories
Our report - called Horticulture Matters - calls on the Government, employers and those in the education system to take action to safeguard the critical role that horticulture plays in Britain today.
The report aims to:
Improve perceptions of horticulture
Encourage the inclusion of horticulture within the National Curriculum
Support horticulture in higher and further education
Safeguard skills within research, food and the environment
More about Horticulture Matters
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We believe horticulture is a career to be proud of and to support your budding career, we offer student membership at a heavily subsidised rate.
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