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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!