Horticulture Careers Day

Wednesday 15th February 2017 (10am – 3pm)
at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

A day of unmissable presentations and seminars by leading horticulturists on a range of topics. Additional trade and industry stands providing an ideal networking opportunity. Aimed at anybody who is interested in a career, or further developing their career and knowledge in horticulture.


About the Event

Provisional Programme:

  • 10:00am Registration and Welcome - Fletcher Building, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • 10:30am - 12:00 noon 
    • David Knott, RBGE Curator of the Living Collection. "The importance of plants"
    • Kirsty Wilson, Associate Director Young Hort, Glasshouse Supervisor, St. Andrews Botanic Garden. "A young horticulturists perspective"
    • Georgina Kay, Horticulture Research Manager from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. "Modern Growing Media"
  • 12:00 noon - Lunch - Fletcher Building
  • 1:45pm - 2:45pm  
    • Ross Cameron, Senior Lecturer Landscape Management, Ecology and Design at Sheffield University. "Horticultural Technologists - The key to effective green infrastructure"
    • Tony Kirkham, Head of the Arboretum, Gardens and Horticultural Services at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. "Modern Tree Planting Techniques"
  • 2:45pm - 3:00pm Questions and conference close

Who is the event aimed at?

  • Anyone interested in starting a career in horticulture
  • Students on horticulture courses
  • Anyone already in horticulture wishing to progress their career
  • Anyone with qualifications / experience in another area wanting to apply these to horticulture
  • Career advisers

GROWCareers covers careers advice in horticulture under the following headings:

  • Plant science and technology
  • Arts and design
  • Business, production and food
  • Heritage and conservation
  • Sports, leisure and green space
  • Health and wellbeing

For further information visit GROWcareers.

Speakers and Seminar Leaders:

  • Practicing horticulturists from across the industry
  • Horticulture education providers

Stands and Exhibits

  • Horticultural professional societies
  • Colleges and training providers
  • Industry