Horticulture Careers Day @ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh [14 February]

Horticulture Careers Day

10:00 - 15:00

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Arboretum Place, EH3 5NZ Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Horticulture Career Day
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Wed 14 Feb 2018 | 10.00am — 3.00pm

A day of unmissable presentations and seminars by leading horticulturists on a range of topics. Aimed at anybody who is interested in a career, or furthering their career in horticulture.

This event is free, however booking is essential.

Provisional Programme:

10:00am Registration and Welcome

10:30am — 12:00 noon
— George Anderson, Welcome

— Dr Emma Goodyear: «Why Peat-Free?»

— Panel Session with 4 new/young horticulturalists: Finulla McCloskey, Simon Garnett, Lachlan Rae, Colin Smith. Chaired by Kirsty Wilson.

12:00 noon — Lunch

1:35pm — 2:35pm
— Ross Cameron, Senior Lecturer Landscape Management, Ecology and Design at Sheffield University. «Horticultural Technologists — The key to effective green infrastructure»

— Frances Tophill, Horticulturist and TV presenter. «My career as a television gardener and thoughts for the future.»

2:35pm — 2:50pm
-Questions and conference close

Who is the event aimed at?
— Anyone interested in starting a career in horticulture
— Students on horticulture courses
— Anyone already in horticulture wishing to progress their career
— Anyone with qualifications / experience in another area wanting to apply these to horticulture
— Career advisers

GROWCareers covers careers advice in horticulture under the following headings:
— Plant science and technology
— Arts and design
— Business, production and food
— Heritage and conservation
— Sports, leisure and green space
— Health and wellbeing

For further information visit GROWcareers.

Speakers and Seminar Leaders:
— Practicing horticulturists from across the industry
— Horticulture education providers
— Stands and Exhibits
— Horticultural professional societies
— Colleges and training providers
— Industry

Gold Sponsors
— Caulders Garden Centre’s
— Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIoH)
— Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RBGE)
— SRUC & SRUC Work-based learning
— Stairway Trees supported by the Caledonian Air Pot Company

Silver Sponsors
— The MacRobert Trust
— Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society (RCHS)
— Scottish Government

Bronze Sponsors
— GP Plantscape
— Landscape Institute Scotland
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