Why you should consider choosing horticulture as a career path

Australian Garden Council
December 5, 2020

The horticultural industry is an extremely diverse one. Jobs range from straight forward garden maintenance roles, to scientific, lab-coat-wearing roles. Some of these include:

  • 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

A career in horticulture is a stable one and offers many opportunities to diversify and specialise in other areas. If you're after a career that offers long-term job satisfaction, with passionate people that can really make a difference in the world, horticulture may just be the industry for you.

For many horticultural hands-on roles, much of the work is outdoors. Working in the natural world can be a great benefit to peoples' mental health, and many prefer it over office-based roles. There is of course the opposite end of the spectrum, people who love the biology and physiology of nature, but working outside in the rain may not be their idea of fun. There are many functional support positions that will always require office-based people, whether that be marketers, logistics, buyers, accountants... the list really is endless. 

If this sounds like something you may be interested in, over on our 'start your career' page we have an interactive guide to help you navigate to horticultural careers that may be suitable for you. 

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