About Horticulture

Horticulturists work in a range of different areas from helping farmers by researching plants and providing them with information on how to improve growth, to helping develop plants for nurseries and garden centres which would need to be grown in large quantities whilst retaining quality and maintaining a good price.

A horticulturist will know the science behind the different plants, flowers and greenery, they will conduct research into gardening, landscaping, plant propagation, crop production, plant breeding, genetic engineering, plant biochemistry and plant physiology with a view to helping develop resistance to pests and disease or creating gardens, recreational areas and parks to help preserve our natural resources.

In Norfolk the John Innes Centre specialises in researching many areas including plant health, crop sustainability and future food supplies all of which inevitably plays a role in all our daily lives.

Horticulture is also the sector the makes sure our countryside is preserved and public places such as forests, woodlands, nature reserves, gardens and endangered plants are maintained, this is very important for lots of reasons, such as tourism and the environment!

There are a whole range of different job roles that you could do within the sector from head gardener, weed control technician, horticultural manager, plant scientist to forestry worker and greenkeeper.

The Agriculture industry as a whole has lots of good websites and many openings for training. Have a look and see what you can find locally to you!

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Horticultural Apprentice
Closing Date:
20th January 2020
Salary:
£168.00 p/w
Location:
Woodbridge, Suffolk
A fantastic opportunity to begin a career in horticulture with one of the most prestigious long established nurseries in the UK.
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Apprentice Groundsperson (Sports turf)
Closing Date:
20th January 2020
Salary:
£185.00 p/w
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
A fantastic opportunity to begin a career as an apprentice Horticultural Groundsperson with one of the largest facilities management companies in the UK.
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Spring Wedding Workshop
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Learn a range of simple wedding designs, including a posy design on a holder and a hand-tied bouquet with our Spring Wedding Workshop
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Field Worker
Location:
East Anglia
We have full and part time field worker positions available from May until October each year.
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Heritage Farm Volunteer Role
Closing Date:
27th March 2020
Salary:
n/a - Volunteer position
Location:
Stowmarket, Suffolk
The museum is looking for people to help run our brand new Heritage Farm, the farm will be opening to the public in May/June 2019 but we need a hand getting everything ready as well as looking after the area once it has opened.
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Volunteer
Our volunteers enable us to do the great work that we do and we’re always looking for enthusiastic new people to join our team. To become a volunteer, you’ll need to be over the age of 18 (or 16 with a parent or guardian’s permission), have an open mind and a...
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