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
See current vacancies advertised with CJS here.
Skills, training and CPD.
There are many different skills and qualifications required to work
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
How to set up a community garden, Social Farms & Gardens
Horticulture careers with the National Trust: 500 years of garden history, a lifetime of opportunities, National Trust
The power of community gardens – growing people and places, Groundwork
How productive gardening can help wildlife (and measures large scale producers are taking), Wildlife Gardening Forum
From Opera Singer to Heritage Horticulturist….., RHS
Grow your own food security? The hidden potential of urban horticulture, Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield
Grow at Home, RHS
Awards, Youth Forum and UK wide events – the year that Social Farms & Gardens celebrate their 40th, Social Farms & Gardens
The orchard habitat, PTES
Creating a wildflower garden, Plantlife (Featured Charity 2017)
Royal Horticultural Society
Social Farms & Gardens