Horticultural advisor

A horticultural advisor answers queries via phone, email or in person to provide accurate horticultural advice and promote gardening to the public

Training, qualifications and skills Horticultural qualification RHS Levels 2 and 3 and a degree in botany or similar
Career progression opportunities Consultancy, teaching, journalism
Useful links BASIS
Chartered Institute of Horticulture

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Tracey Bull
Part time, salary range £15k – £25k
Wisley, Surrey

I came to horticulture later in my career so to get up to speed I embarked on a study programme and worked as a volunteer at a garden. 

Study for a horticultural qualification and at the same time do some practical horticulture as a job or volunteer.  Read widely, and keep up with new scientific developments.

I currently run a gardening school teaching a range of horticultural topics. I'm also a part-time horticultural advisor for the RHS. I enjoy sharing my love of gardening with others and promoting the mental and physical benefits that gardening brings. 

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.