Wednesday 19th February 2014 (1pm – 5pm)
at SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College), King’s Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JG
An afternoon of short presentations and seminars by a range of horticulturists, covering a broad variety of careers areas, experience and advice. Aimed at anybody who is interested in a career, or further developing their career in horticulture.
Practicing horticulturists from across the industry
Horticulture education providers
Stands and Exhibits
Horticultural professional societies
Colleges and training providers
Provisional Programme - Session A
1pm Arrival. Meet at SRUC (Scotland's Rural College) and walk to Swann Lecture Theatre, King's Buildings.
A programme of short talks will follow, delivered by industry experts and practitioners:
Introduction to the Grow Careers initiative and why a career in horticulture is “cool”
Botanic gardens and conservation
Production horticulture: food production
Horticultural science and research
Ornamental plant production
Career enhancements – building show gardens, benefits of joining the Institute of Horticulture (IoH)
3.30pm Coffee Break and return to the SRUC building.
Provisional Programme - Session B
4.00pm Seminar sessions.
Attendees spilt out into and rotate around, break out groups. All attendees to rotate to two of the seven seminars for different areas of horticulture (30 minutes each). At each seminar, experienced horticulturists will share their views and take questions on careers in their sectors.
Group 1: Botanic & Historic Gardens, Heritage & Conservation
Group 2: Landscape architecture and garden design
Group 3: Commercial crop production & food, Ornamental production, Science and technology
Group 4: Landscaping, landscape management, Sport, Leisure & Green Space, Arboriculture
Group 5: Business & Commerce, Plant Retailing
Group 6: Health and well-being, Horticultural therapy, Community gardening