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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
Plant Nursery Manager, Jacksons Nurseries (UK) Ltd
Up to £22,000, Bagnall, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, within the Staffordshire Moorlands
Contracts Manager - 29833, Anders Plus
30-35K DOE + Company related bonus, Surrey
Head Gardener, Private Estate
Competitive, South Oxfordshire
Houseplants Area Supervisor, The Chelsea Gardener
Salary competitive depending uponexperience and skills, plus incentive scheme, Chelsea, London
£24k for 40 hours per week , Gloucestershire

Horticulture Career Events

Writtle College University-Level Open Day

01 June 2016, Writtle College Lordship Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3RR

Writtle College

Capel Manor College Open Days

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

Capel Manor College

Capel Manor College Open Days

18 June 2016, Crystal Palace Park Campus, The Jubilee Stand, Ledrington Road, London, SE19 2BS

Capel Manor College

Writtle College - further education information event

18 June 2016, Writtle College, Lordship Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RR

Writtle College

Askham Bryan Newcastle Information Evening

21 June 2016, John Marley Centre Newcastle NE15 6TT

Askham Bryan College

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