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Why you should consider choosing horticulture as a career path?

By Australian Garden Council on December 5, 2020 in | comments

Horticulture is an extremely diverse industry, including jobs ranging from simple gardening jobs to more scientific roles such as:

  • Irrigation/spraying jobs
  • Landscape architecture
  • Garden centre management 
  • Growing fruits and vegetables 
  • Management and maintenance of botanic gardens 
  • Landscape/designing gardens 
  • Plant care
  • Plant pathology
  • Ornamental horticulture
  • Greenkeeping

So, there are lots of incredible opportunities to consider. A career in horticulture is a stable one too and offers many opportunities to diversify and specialise in other areas. The jobs available in the industry can be greatly beneficial for people, as it gives people a real sense of purpose due to its more practical and hands-on approach to work.

The workspace is also generally very good, as most of the time you would work outdoors and have a much more natural work environment than other, more office based jobs. This connection with nature can improve people's mental health and build up happiness and because of this, it is a career that can be extremely satisfying to many people.