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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Landscape Gardener / Tree Surgeon (Trainee) - REWTS Ltd.
Closing Date:
1st August 2021
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To be discussed
Location:
Rattlesden, Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket, Suffolk
Employer Description REWTS are a well established Suffolk based company with our main base near Ipswich with the majority of our work being located in and around Bury St. Edmunds, Stowmarket and Ipswich. We are looking to recruit a trainee landscape gardener/t...
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Apprentice Greenkeeper : Ipswich Golf Club
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Closing Date:
21st June 2021
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£137.60 p/w
Location:
Ipswich
The Club is looking to recruit one apprentice to join its dynamic Greenkeeping team for a 22 month period. The candidate must be enthusiastic, hard working and happy to work in all weathers. If you have interest in golf and enjoy being outside, then this could...
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Garden Labourer - Stratagem IPM
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Closing Date:
18th June 2021
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£7.00 per hour
Location:
Stanningfield, Suffolk
Employer Description Private Residence: The Grange - Stanningfield, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Main Description An exciting gardening labour opportunity with being able to work with the experience of a Head Gardener. Up to five days per week from now until 1st A...
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Thetford Conservation Group May 2021
Sessions run from 10.30am – 1.00pm on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Join us for either – or both!
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Apprentice Landscaper : Boast About The Garden
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Closing Date:
21st May 2021
Salary:
£175.00 p/w
Location:
Ipswich
A fantastic opportunity to begin a career in landscape construction with a well-established and much respected, award-winning garden design and build business working around Ipswich and the surrounding area, including all aspects of hard and soft landscaping.
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