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  • Horticulture is where art, science, design and commerce meet – with challenging and rewarding careers no matter what your background or interests. (Credit: National Trust Picture Library – Paul Harris)
  • Parks and urban green spaces help cool temperatures, reduce wind speeds and absorb pollution and flood water.
  • Horticulture is creative, changes by the seasons and makes places interesting, vibrant and healthier.
  • A top-quality football pitch contains 150 – 200,000 leaf blades in every square metre. Every one of them needs skilled care and attention.
  • Nurturing a seed as it turns into a flower is watching a small miracle every day. Horticulture is full of magic and mystery.
  • 37 million people enjoy visiting and sitting under the 135,000 trees in London’s Royal Parks each year. All those trees need expert care and pruning.

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Our world would be nothing without plants. They feed us, keep us warm and dry, clean our air and provide us with a beautiful, green environment to live in. Working with plants, from designing and building a new city park to developing new food crops can be incredibly rewarding and there is a wealth of career options to choose from. GROW Careers is your starting point to find out more.

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Chris' Story

Chris' Story

Garden designer and TV presenter Chris Beardshaw explains why he loves working in the horticultural industry and how he got into the profession. read on

 


Career Profiles

Me & My Job - Josh Faulkner-Elliot, cider maker, Aston Manor Cider

How did you get started in the industry? I completed my degree in chemistry then went on to work in...

 

Me & My Job - Matthew Everett, graduate intern, Howard Nurseries

How did you get started in the industry? My first summer job was on a farm in my village where...

 

Me & My Job - Jennifer Brodie, owner, REMIN (Scotland)

- How did you get started in the industry? I did a zoology degree at the University of Aberdeen,...

 

Me & My Job - Claire Austin, owner, Claire Austin Hardy Plants

How did you get started in the industry? Having returned from Tanzania in 1983, my then husband wanted a change...

 

Me & My Job - Dan Curran, founding director, Ginkgo Gardens

How did you get started in the industry? I was studying to be a charted surveyor at Cirencester but found...

 
 

Horticulture Career News

Josh Faulkner-Elliot, cider maker, Aston Manor Cider - image: Aston Manor Cider

Me & My Job - Josh Faulkner-Elliot, cider maker, Aston Manor Cider

How did you get started in the industry? I completed my degree in chemistry then went on to work in...

 
Michael Boyes, left, with Ransomes Jacobsen's David Timms. Image: Supplied

Greenskeeper at Trump golf club wins Myerscough's Best Student Award

Michael Boyes, assistant golf course superintendent at the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, is this year's recipient of the...

 
The InterAct garden team

Writtle College students to design garden for young people with autism

Three Writtle College students are designing and helping to build a garden for young people with autism, learning difficulties and...

 
Alex Muller and Steve Ashworth

Pershore College student wins Wyevale Nurseries travel award

Alex Muller from Pershore College has been presented with Wyevale Nurseries' Peter Williamson Travel Award.

 
Homebase Garden Academy returns with places for 40 students

Homebase Garden Academy returns with places for 40 students

The Garden Retail award-winning Garden Academy set up in 2013 by Homebase and garden designer Adam Frost, is returning in...

 
 

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Horticulture Jobs
Gardener - Full time gardener required for 5* Hotel in The New Forest, Chewton Glen Hotel
Competitive Salary Plus Service Charge, New Milton, Hampshire
Gardener Grounds Assistant, Sue Ryder
£7.45ph, PE3 6LW, Peterborough
Area Sales Manager | Agri | Accounting | IT, MorePeople
£25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum, England, East of England
Horticultural Manager - T724, Horticruitment
£18,000 - £24,000, Hampshire
Fine Turf Groundsman, Quadron
£20,000+ per annum depending on experience, Croydon (London Borough), London (Greater)

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Writtle College - further education information event

03 December 2015, Writtle College University of Essex

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