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Careers in Horticulture. Horticulture More than just food production. Skills learnt in Horticulture can support many exciting careers. Real Madrid is looked after by a British trained grounds person - Paul Burgess

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horticulture more than just food production
Horticulture More than just food production

Skills learnt in Horticulture can support many exciting careers.

Real Madrid is looked after by a British trained

grounds person - Paul Burgess

This building in London ‘The WalkieTalkie’ has a tropical glasshouse on its roof

You could even find yourself tending crops

on the skyscraper roof

tops of New York.

horticulture and science
Horticulture and Science

One of the largest glasshouses in Europe can be found in Norfolk. It grows tomatoes using recycled CO2 from the sugar factory next door. Plants are over 36ft long and bees are brought in by the box to pollinate.

Did you know that plant breeders have created a TomTatoa potato plant that has a tomato grafted onto a potato plant.

Horticulture contributes to many scientific discoveries and pharmaceutical products

Plant breeding is crucial to long term food security, particularly with climate changes and growing World population.

new landscapers
New landscapers

Living walls and rooftop gardens need special care.

Great for insulation and combating pollution.

These green spaces support many birds and insects and are vital for the environment in urbanised areas.

plant collectors and scientists
Plant collectors and scientists

How about travelling the world discovering and preserving wild plants?


This plant has only 100 living relatives

They were thought to be extinct

Found growing in one gorge in New south wales. Australia

Been on earth since the Jurassic period.

This is how they collect some of the trees precious seeds


Plants for Show

Did you watch the opening ceremony of of the Olympic games?

Someone grew, planted and looked after the plants, the turf the trees.

There a companies in the UK and all over the world growing and designing with plants for films and events recreating landscape and garden scenes through the ages and seasons.

There is more to horticulture than you think!