Gardener at RHS Garden WisleyThe 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.

If any of the following jobs appeal to you, then check out the GROW website for information on how to take your interest further:

  • Greenkeeper
  • Garden designer
  • Gardener
  • Aboriculturist
  • Florist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Horticultural journalist
  • Vegetable grower
  • Garden centre manager
  • Landscape contractor
  • Landscape architect
  • Park ranger
  • Plant breeder
  • Soil scientist

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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.

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Why Horticulture Matters...

A new 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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