Our environment affects the way we live, and a career in horticulture and countryside offers the opportunity to manage, nurture and protect one of our most valuable resources.

Future careers will focus heavily on sustainability and so there's never been a better time to get involved in the rewarding world of horticulture.


Workers in this area are involved in looking after forests, gardens and parks, and working with different types of plants. Career progression could include:

  • Garden centres
  • Nurseries
  • Amenity/decorative horticulture
  • Landscape construction
  • Garden design
  • Turf culture
  • Tree surgery
  • Garden maintenance

All jobs require a strong interest in the horticulture. People working in these areas must be practical, good at working with their hands, have a good level of fitness and enjoy working outside.