Career options in horticultureThe 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

Grow horticultural careersWe'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.

Grow Careers

Work for the RHSCarers at 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.

RHS Vacancies

Robin Dwiar garden at Tatton Park 2016Career opportunities

Get involved with the RHS through competitions and other opportunities we have each year, for all age groups, such as:


Helen Bostock, Senior Horticultural AdvisorRHS 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 qualifications

Our training courses

Find out more about some of our successful students and their horticultural careers.

Read our student stories

Why Horticulture MattersDownload the Horticulture Matters Report

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

RHS Books and more

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See our wide range of books and gardening equipment to help your studies

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