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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


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Horticulture Jobs
Area Supervisor - Grounds Maintenance , Ashford Borough Council
£23,376 to £25,743 pa , Ashford, Kent
Play and Open Spaces Project Officer, Ashford Borough Council
£30,345 to £32,8085 pa Plus lease car or cash alternative of £2,080 pa, Ashford, Kent
Garden Centre Supervisor (Sundries) - L208, Horticruitment
Excellent!, Essex
Experienced Gardener/Team Leader - 31261, Gail Manning
£20-24K DOE, Wokingham, Berkshire
Contract Manager, The Landscape Group
Dependent on skills and experience plus benefits, Warwick, Warwickshire

Horticulture Career Events

Merrist Wood College open day

29 June 2016, Merrist Wood College Holly Lane Worplesdon Surrey GU3 3PE

Merrist Wood College

Capel Manor College Open Days

02 July 2016, Regent’s Park Campus, The Store Yard Inner Circle, Regents Park, London, NW1 4NR

Capel Manor College

Writtle College University-Level Open Day

02 July 2016, Writtle College Lordship Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3RR

Writtle College

Capel Manor College Advice Evening

11 July 2016, Enfield Campus, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ

Capel Manor College

Capel Manor College Advice Evening

12 July 2016, Regent’s Park Campus, The Store Yard Inner Circle, Regents Park, London, NW1 4NR

Capel Manor College

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