Careers in Horticulture Horticulture More than just food production Skills learnt in Horticulture can support many exciting careers. Real Madrid is looked after by a British trained grounds person - Paul Burgess This building in London ‘The Walkie Talkie’ has a tropical glasshouse on its roof You could even find yourself tending crops on the skyscraper roof tops of New York. Horticulture and Science One of the largest glasshouses in Europe can be found in Norfolk. It grows tomatoes using recycled CO2 from the sugar factory next door. Plants are over 36ft long and bees are brought in by the box to pollinate. Did you know that plant breeders have created a TomTato a potato plant that has a tomato grafted onto a potato plant. Horticulture contributes to many scientific discoveries and pharmaceutical products Plant breeding is crucial to long term food security, particularly with climate changes and growing World population. New landscapers Living walls and rooftop gardens need special care. Great for insulation and combating pollution. These green spaces support many birds and insects and are vital for the environment in urbanised areas. Plant collectors and scientists How about travelling the world discovering and preserving wild plants? Wollemia nobilis This plant has only 100 living relatives They were thought to be extinct Found growing in one gorge in New south wales. Australia Been on earth since the Jurassic period. This is how they collect some of the trees precious seeds Plants for Show Did you watch the opening ceremony of of the Olympic games? Someone grew, planted and looked after the plants, the turf the trees. There a companies in the UK and all over the world growing and designing with plants for films and events recreating landscape and garden scenes through the ages and seasons. There is more to horticulture than you think!