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Why Horticulture?

Horticulture is a great career -there is such diversity! You can be a hands-on gardener, a plant scientist or a garden designer, work in the commercial, amenity or environmental sector. The Horticulture industry is the largest employer in the UK. Job opportunities abound not only  nationally but also internationally embracing the commercial and environmental sectors as well as research and journalism. Salaries within the industry of horticulture can range from £15,000 to £99,000 per annum.

To start your career you will need qualifications. Our wide range of distance learning courses includes not only certificates and diplomas but also preparation for the various RHS awards including the level  I I’s and Ii I’s and Master of Horticulture. All these qualifications are  recognised for membership of the  Institute of Horticulture. The institute provides recognition of status and the use of  the appropriate letters after your name.

Studying from home enables you  to work in the industry, gaining the practical experience needed for qualifications and at the same time studying at your own pace from home, without  compromising your time and income. You can even study our courses for hobby purposes enabling you to expand your passion.

Horticulture is one of the few industries in the world that actually makes a positive contribution to the planet – personal enjoyment, social benefits, creation of  green spaces for all to enjoy.

Browse through our Horticultural Courses