Horticulture makes a big contribution to the Scottish economy and local communities and with all the research and development work taking place, it is very advanced. The two main careers are Production Horticulture or Amenity, Landscaping and Sports Turf.

You will be working with the latest technologies, developing new species and innovative methods of growing, in partnership with people and businesses from across the country and the world.

If using your creativity and getting your hands dirty sounds like fun, or science and technology is more up your street, a career in horticulture could be for you. There is always a need for people new to the industry.

There's always something new happening, with research in pest control, growing techniques, machinery and cultivation. There are places for everyone, but if you are a bit more technical 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.

If you want a less serious look at careers in horticulture, have a look at our video with stand-up comedian and farmer, Jim Smith.