The field of horticulture is both dynamic and exciting. Horticulturists have opportunities to work in many interesting areas: residential and commercial landscape installation and maintenance; urban tree service; forestry; park, grounds, and golf course maintenance; retail and wholesale nursery operations and management; floristry; plant pest control and horticulture consulting; and residential landscape design. Horticulturists can be self-employed and can work in a variety of positions: county cooperative extension agents, teachers and educators, agricultural inspectors, sales representatives, golf course superintendents, and more. For advancement, students can earn four-year degrees. Career advancement can include positions in management and supervision.
Here are some resources to help you learn more about the field of horticulture.
- Alden Lane Nursery
- Jobs in Horticulture
- Department of Horticulture, Cornell University
- Horticulture & Home Pest News
- Department of Horticulture, Penn State
- Department of Horticulture, Purdue University
- American Horticulture Society
- The American Society for Horticulture Science
- The USDA Agricultural Research Service
- The Botanical Assn.of America
- Floriculture Worldwide Network
- ForFarmers: A careers site for those involved in the field of agriculture. Agricultural positions from around the world.