Careers in Horticulture

Careers information on the many areas of Irish Horticulture

Careers in Horticulture

Careers information on the many areas of Irish Horticulture

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Introduction to Floristry and Interior Landscaping Sector

Over recent decades cut flower growing has experienced rapid expansion in increasingly affluent countries. This has resulted in an increased demand for training in the skills and knowledge required by the industry. The online course provides a thorough basic training for the commercial cut flower grower.

Qualifax Logo There are several courses available in this area. The listing here is from Qualifax.


The Teagasc College in the National Botanic Gardens, in conjunction with WIT, offers a BSc in Horticulture and in year 3 our students can opt for an elective in interior landscaping and floristry.
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Teagasc training at the National Botanic Gardens and Kildalton

Interior landscaping is a relative new concept of indoor gardening in the form of interior gardens; potted plants and green walls (house plants, growing in specially designed irrigated vertical structures). Research has proven that there are many benefits to using plants in a commercial setting, ranging from health benefits (they clean the air), psychological benefits (calming effect on people) and financial benefits for the company (reduced sick leave, so better output).

Students learn about the different house plants, their care and what location indoors suits those best. This is achieved through IDs, lectures, site visits and assignments.

For the Floristry-element of this subject, students get hands on experience of preparing and conditioning flowers and foliage and putting together many different arrangements, such as wedding bouquets, hand ties and funeral sheaf’s.

Careers/jobs Uniplumo

We grow, produce, and distribute over 10 million plants from 5 hectares of heated glasshouses near Swords, Co. Dublin. We employ over 60 staff who works tirelessly to grow, design and produce the very best of nature’s colours to homes and gardens across Ireland.

Urban plant life

Plant Life is a wholly Irish owned and managed company. Since formation in the early 1980’s, our business operations have been based on a simple philosophy – to provide our customers with the highest standard of product and service. Plants are being used in an ever-increasing number of interiors and exterior situations, to create an impressive image, to improve work areas and to boost morale.

Universal floral

The office plants we install and maintain are a reflection of us as much as they are of our clients. That’s why we take extra special care during each phase of the interior landscaping process. Before we install the first plant, our designers visit your facility to check all factors that may create problems such as lighting, heating, cooling, traffic flow and interior design.

The Plant People

The Plant People sell, rent and maintain an extensive range of indoor, outdoor and artificial plants and hedging for use in Hotels, Offices, Restaurants and other businesses.


Owning your own Flower Shop or Freelance Florist Business can be both rewarding and very satisfying, but like all business it requires hard work and dedication.

As a florist you touch peoples emotions with flowers, your flowers are there when they celebrate important moments and events in their lives, both happy ones and sad ones.