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Amenity Horticulturists

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Amenity horticulturists are responsible for designing, creating and managing a variety of leisure, recreational and garden areas such as woodlands, country parks, historic gardens, cemeteries and botanic/public gardens.

Amenity horticulturists can find themselves doing anything from clipping lawns to managing forests. The typical responsibilities of the job include:

  • designing garden plans/planting layouts

  • advising about tree planting schemes

  • undertaking environmental assessments

  • planning restoration projects (visiting sites, researching plans etc)

  • overseeing horticultural cultivation, maintenance and weed/pest/disease control programmes

  • ensuring compliance with organic cultivation requirements

  • analysing horticultural yields

  • organising horticultural trials

  • maintaining financial and administrative records

  • developing, advertising and marketing services

  • liaising/communicating with colleagues, local officials, the public, professional groups etc

  • writing technical publications

  • advisory leaflets and reports

  • organizing or giving presentations and attending conferences

  • undertaking research

  • negotiating contracts with buyers and suppliers

  • writing and modifying business plans

  • supervising staff

 

Qualifications and training required

 

The majority of entrants into the profession hold a horticultural qualification. Degrees or HNDs in horticulture, agriculture, soil/earth sciences, environmental science or crop/plant science are beneficial. A relevant postgraduate qualification isn't essential but it may be helpful for some opportunities.

 

Key skills for amenity horticulturists

 

  • Initiative

  • Commercial awareness

  • Problem solving

  • Communication

  • Practical cultivation skills

  • An aptitude for working with flora and fauna

All candidates must be physically fit and capable of working well under the pressure of meeting tight deadlines. A full driving licence is also a common requirement.

 

Typical employers of amenity horticulturists

 

  • Local authorities

  • National Park rangers

  • Highways Agency

  • National Trust

  • English Heritage

  • Historic Scotland

  • Botanic gardens

 



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