Our world would be nothing without plants...
They feed us, keep us warm and dry, clean our air and provide us
with a beautiful, green environment to live in. Working with
plants, from designing and building a new city park to developing
new food crops can be incredibly rewarding and there is a wealth of
career options to choose from. Grow Careers is your starting point
to find out more.
Horticulture is the Art,
Science, Technology and Business of intensive plant cultivation for
human use. It is practised from the individual level in a garden up
to the activities of a multinational corporation. It is very
diverse in its activities, incorporating plants for food (fruits,
vegetables, mushrooms, culinary herbs) and non-food crops (flowers,
trees & shrubs, turf-grass, hops, grapes, medicinal
It also includes related
services in plant conservation, landscape restoration, landscape
& garden design/construction/maintenance, horticultural
therapy, and much more. This wide range of food, medicinal,
environmental, and social products & services are all
fundamental to developing and maintaining human health and
A gardener is a person who tends
to a garden and is therefore a horticulturist, but not all
horticulturists are gardeners.
Wondering which area of
Horticulture is right for you?
- Plant Science &
- Arts & Design
- Business, Production and
- Heritage &
- Sports, Leisure & Green
- Health &
Go to www.growcareers.info for up to date information about
horticultural careers and the range of fantastic opportunities
horticulture has to offer.