A new vision for horticulture

When people think of Horticulture, they tend to think of gardening. But there is a lot more to horticulture than gardening…

Horticulture…

  • Contributes £9 billion to the UK economy each year as an industry
  • Employs around 300,000 people; from crop growers and gardeners to scientists, greenkeepers and turf specialists, landscape designers & managers, buyers, innovators and entrepreneurs
  • Mitigates the consequences of environmental change and reduces the harmful effects of human impact on the environment, including flooding through landscape management and environmental planting
  • Gives us food security by providing a constant supply of safe, nutritious, home grown food reducing carbon footprints
  • Improves health, well being, community spirit and self esteem through access to parks, open space and community growing enterprises

Horticulture is not just vocational – it’s essential.

Now is a great time to start a career in Horticulture. There is a skills shortage in the sector with 73% of businesses reporting that they are unable to fill job vacancies, so career and employment prospects are good. The opportunities are vast whether you are interested in science, geography, art & design, business or the environment there is a career in horticulture suited to you. The good news is the salaries are pretty good too!


Grow your future in Horticulture

If you like sciences and business this could be for you…


Design your future

Are you creative? This could be for you…


Manage your future

Are you interested in the environment and nature? This could be for you…


A unique new facility

We have invested over £8 million in our new horticulture facility. Find our what makes this facility unique…


Trials and research for industry

Click here for details of ongoing research and trials projects…


Experience horticulture - events

Click here for details of up-coming events; workshops, short courses and CPD…


Latest news


National cropbotics competition

To be launched in Summer 2016…

The future of horticulture – science and technology


Hydroponics


LED Lighting


Robotics


Vertigrowing