Horticulture Careers Day

Wednesday 17th February 2016 (10am – 4pm)
at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

A day 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.


About the Event

Provisional Programme:

  • 10:00 Registration and Welcome - Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • 10:30-12:00 Talks by three leading members of the horticulture industry
  • 12:00 Lunch - Fletcher Building
  • 12:45-2:20 Seminar sessions on the following topics:
    • Professional Gardening
    • Landscaping
    • Arboriculture
    • Commercial Plant Production
    • Garden design
    • Horticultural Science
    • OR opportunity to speak to industry representatives on trade stands
  • 2:20-3:10 Closing talk by special guest Mark Gregory: My career and award winning gardens at Chelsea

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