WHAT YOU DO
Production Horticulturists are the superheroes of the plant world. As a Production Horticulturist, you draw on your practical knowledge to manage distribution, and protect vulnerable plant species from harm.
Production Horticulturists work for nurseries, greenhouses, and public, municipal, or botanical gardens where they spend their days growing and preparing plants for distribution. As a Production Horticulturist, you are a strategic thinker who feels a connection to all things green. If you love plants and tend your garden with pride, then a career in horticulture could be for you.Program details
WHAT YOU LEARN
- How to identify plants suitable for planting in difficult situations
- How to control pests, and describe conditions that lead to plant stress
- How to maintain beds, borders, lawns, nurseries, and containers
- How to recognize and describe bud, bark, foliage, flower, and fruit characteristics
- How to manage humidity, temperature, lighting, and carbon dioxide control systems
WHO YOU WORK FOR
Production Horticulturists often work for botanical gardens, nurseries or golf courses. Some even start their own businesses.
Types of Workplaces
- Botanical, public, or municipal gardens
- Nurseries: retail / commercial
WHO YOU’LL WORK WITH
You will be paired with an experienced Production Horticulturist who will help you learn the basics of plant health and nursery production. You’ll continue to perfect your skill level with a variety of industry-specific humidity control systems, and gain a deeper understanding of the delicate art of pest control.Find an Employer Sponsor