To do jobs at this level, you need to gain some technical, practical or scientific skills.
You can do this through an apprenticeship or while you are working. Jobs include garden designer, horticultural technician, senior gardener, groundsperson and garden centre supervisor.
I studied A levels at school. Having asked for some careers advice from a relative in the industry, I then looked for an apprenticeship where I could learn on the job...
Chris Duggan, a grounds maintenance contractor