Careers in Horticulture

Careers information on the many areas of Irish Horticulture

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Links to Organisations in the Landscape Sector

IRHS – Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland

The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland (RHSI), founded in 1816, is a charity, dedicated to promoting and improving the knowledge, skill and practice of horticulture, arboriculture and floral art while encouraging respect for the environment and creating a sense of community amongst our members. The vision of the RHSI is to foster and develop an appreciation and love of gardening in all its forms and thereby enrich the beauty and sustainability of our environment and national heritage. The RHSI is run by its members on a voluntary basis with membership spread throughout the island of Ireland.

GLDA – Garden and Landscape Designers Association

The GLDA is Ireland’s association of professional garden designers, horticulturists and landscape architects. Individual members provide garden and landscape design services nationwide.

OPW – Office of Public Works

It also has responsibility for caring for 780 heritage sites, including national monuments, historic parks, gardens and buildings.

 IGPS – Irish Garden Plant Society

  • We take the lead in researching, finding and propagating Irish plants to ensure their survival
  • We research great Irish gardens and garden history
  • We have a hands-on role in a number of garden restoration projects
  • We actively promote Irish horticulture, with recognition for our exhibits at major international shows, including the Chelsea Flower Show
  • Last but not least, we enjoy Irish gardens through regular talks, lectures, workshops and garden visits

Bord Bia – Irish food Board

Customers around the globe recognise that Irish food and drink is world-class; that it is high quality, distinctive, and made by a diverse range of creative producers from a unique and fortuitous island location. Our purpose is to bring Ireland’s outstanding food, drink and horticulture to the world, thus enabling growth and sustainability of producers.