A horticultural manager grows plants commercially for use in parks, gardens and public spaces.
There will be
4% more Horticultural manager jobs in 2023.
In your local area
You'll manage the business of plant cultivation and maintenance for any of the following:
Your daily tasks may include:
You'll usually need a higher education qualification and practical experience. Relevant qualifications include foundation degrees, HNDs and bachelor degrees in subjects like professional horticulture and horticultural management. You could also take a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) qualification.
You could work your way up to management by starting out as a horticultural worker and gaining experience and qualifications. Knowledge of related areas like farming, forestry, retailing or marketing could be valuable, and you can also gain experience through:
Management Development Services Ltd (MDS Ltd) offer graduate traineeships in the fresh food, produce and arable industries.
Starter salary: £18,000 to £22,000
Experienced salary: around £30,000
These figures are a guide.
Your working hours will vary according to the season and could include weekends and public holidays. Early starts are common.
You could be office-based and also work outdoors. You may need to travel to other sites and to suppliers and customers.
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