Careers in Horticulture

Want to know more about the science of producing nutritious food for the body?

Love the art of creating beautiful landscapes to sooth the soul?

Feel like the great outdoors is the only office for you?

Horticulture has a career for you!

Here are some sample careers – some you might not have imagined:

Management and business: Landscape, nursery, orchard, vegetable farm, greenhouse, garden center owners and managers, production marketing, chemical, equipment, plants or seed sales, sod production and sales.

Communication: Garden writers, public relations or marketing for gardens or green industry businesses.

Design: Interiorscape designers, landscape designers, public gardens, commercial landscape designers, irrigation system design and installation, park design and maintenance.

Education and Research: Cooperative Extension agent, horticulture teacher, research scientist or plant breeding.

Specialties: Public and private garden curators, zoo or city government horticulturists, wetland reclamation, golf course management, athletic field management, organic vegetable production, fruit and orchard production, farmer.

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