A Horticulturalist works in a range of different fields to cultivate green areas or help other people select plants. You might work with farmers to help them choose a suitable crop or improve their crop health. You might help to prepare gardens in parks or town areas or you might work to landscape private green areas. Horticulturalists conduct tests on soil quality, measure water levels and consider weather conditions to ensure a garden has the best chance to thrive. You might also work on projects in natural areas to restore environmental conditions.
Horticulturalists need to have a passion for plants and enjoy working outdoors. It’s a physical job and you’ll do a lot of manual labour. You’ll need to be good at keeping records and be able to follow instructions and work to a plan. Horticulturalists may be working on several projects at any one time so you’ll need to be good at organisation and time management.
There are 4 courses available for people who want to become a Horticulturalist.