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.
Greenkeeper | Garden designer | Gardener | Aboriculturist | Florist | Environmental scientist | Horticultural journalist | Vegetable grower | Garden centre manager | Landscape contractor | Landscape architect | Nursery grower | Park ranger | Plant breeder| Soil scientist
Find jobs and courses with Grow Careers
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.
Work for the RHS
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:
RHS Qualifications and training courses
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
Why Horticulture Matters
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
Download Horticulture Matters
See our video from the Career Changers conference