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 the countryside, forests, gardens and parks, and working with different types of plants:

  • forestry
  • countryside management
  • conservation
  • gamekeeping
  • landscape design and management
  • gardening
  • tree surgery
  • horticultural science

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