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Horticulture Careers Day

Wednesday 14th February 2018 (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.

Booking will close on the 9th February at the latest.

About the Event

Provisional Programme:

  • 10:00am Registration and Welcome - Fletcher Building, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • 10:30am - 12:00 noon 
    • George Anderson, Welcome
    • Dr Emma Goodyear: "Why Peat-Free?"
    • Panel Session with 4 new/young horticulturalists: Finulla McCloskey, Simon Garnett, Lachlan Rae, Colin Smith. Chaired by Kirsty Wilson.
  • 12:00 noon - Lunch - Fletcher Building
  • 1:35pm - 2:35pm  
    • Ross Cameron, Senior Lecturer Landscape Management, Ecology and Design at Sheffield University. "Horticultural Technologists - The key to effective green infrastructure"
    • Frances Tophill, Horticulturist and TV presenter. "My career as a television gardener and thoughts for the future."
  • 2:35pm - 2:50pm 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

Gold Sponsors

  • Caulders Garden Centre’s
  • Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIoH)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RBGE)
  • SRUC & SRUC Work-based learning
  • Stairway Trees supported by the Caledonian Air Pot Company

Silver Sponsors

  • The MacRobert Trust
  • Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society (RCHS)
  • Scottish Government

Bronze Sponsors

  • GP Plantscape
  • Landscape Institute Scotland