Horticulture and gardening

Belfast botanic gardens

Jobs in horticulture and gardening but not green keeping.

If you're looking for work specifically with trees click here to the Arboriculture section.

Jobs and employment

Typical jobs include Gardener, Wildlife Gardener, Horticultural Manager, Community Allotment Project Officer, Horticultural Therapist. the National Careers Service has role profiles for some of these and many more (click the links)

Farm work often includes working in close contact with animals, in the countryside sector this could include Conservation Grazing projects. The National Careers Service profiles a Farm Worker.

See current vacancies advertised with CJS here.

Skills, training and CPD.

There are many different skills and qualifications required to work in horticulture

If you're thinking of a career working in horticulture there are details of longer courses such as practical horticulture skills and garden management on the Training Directory here.

Some courses are available by Distance Learning such as RHS Certificate in Principles of Horticulture, see these here.

Information and in depth articles

Building for people and wildlife, The Wildlife Trusts

The orchard habitat, PTES

The meadow maker, Plantlife (Featured Charity 2017)

Creating a wildflower garden, Plantlife (Featured Charity 2017)

Green Angels create magic in Liverpool Park, The Land Trust

Wildlife Gardening -for biodiversity and people, Wildlife Gardening Forum

Taking a bird’s eye view of England’s traditional orchards has enabled conservationists to put one of the most important wildlife habitats back on the map, People's Trust for Endangered Species

Capital Growth, a new campaign supporting community food growing spaces growing, Capital Growth


Useful organisations

Royal Horticultural Society

Permaculture Association