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The horticulture industry contributes significantly to the Scottish economy and local communities. It is also one of the most advanced within the UK, with lots of research and development taking place. The main career options are either Production Horticulture or Amenity, Landscaping and Sports Turf.

Whichever route you want your career to take, you will be working with the latest technologies, developing new species and innovative methods of growing, working in partnership with people and businesses from across the country and the world.

If using your creativity and getting your hands dirty sounds appealing, or using your knowledge of science and technology is more up your street, a career in horticulture could be for you. There is a great demand for new entrants and many different pathways into the industry.

Horticulture is always changing, with advances in pest control, growing techniques, machinery and cultivation. There are opportunities for everyone, but if you are technically minded or want to start your own business, you can make fantastic progress. Have a look at examples of jobs available or watch Callum Reid talking about studying Level 3 Parks, Gardens and Greenspaces at Glasgow Clyde College.