Careers in Horticulture

Careers in Horticulture

Studying Horticulture with us will enable you to develop skills for a range of careers such as: Arboriculturist, Florist, Garden Designer, Gardener, Park Ranger or Tree Surgeon.

Have a look at our Horticulture pathways to see how you can progress to your dream career.


of our students went on to work or further study after completing their course.

All students have access to:

Student Profile

Adam Oxley

Horticulture Level 2 Apprenticeship

“I really enjoy doing practical things and particularly like learning how to use the equipment and tools.”

Winterhill School

Reasons to join us at Barnsley College

Reason 1

The horticulture industry is one of the largest in the UK and offers a wide and varied range of job opportunities.

Reason 2

Our horticulture courses are taught at our Wigfield Farm campus, a working farm and visitor attraction in Worsbrough housing over 60 species of animals as well as commercial glass houses, polytunnels and industry standard horticulture equipment.

Reason 3

A career in horticulture could mean anything from a hands-on gardener to a research scientist.

Reason 4

You will have the opportunity to take part in day field trips and longer residential stays.

Reason 5

You will cover topics such as conservation, countryside tourism, farm habitats, woodland management and plant husbandry.