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ball-colegrave-logoBall Colegrave Ltd is the leading supplier of ornamental young plants and seed to the horticultural trade, based in Adderbury, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire.


We are looking for a horticulturist to join the small team in our Trials department.

You will be responsible for growing a variety of glasshouse and outdoor plants for display in our Annual Summer Showcase gardens, other Company promotions and product evaluation trials.

A sound knowledge of plants is vital and previous commercial horticultural experience would be an advantage.

If you are interested or would like further information, please contact; Michelle Harrison, HR Manager, on mharrison@ballcolegrave.com or 07730 314630 or Stuart Lowen, Marketing Manager, on slowen@ballcolegrave.com or 01295 814634.

Useful industry links


HTA – Horticultural Trades Association 

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is the trade association for the UK garden industry.


Grow Careers

Grow is an initiative set up by a group of influential organisations within the horticulture industry to inform people about horticultural careers and the range of fantastic opportunities horticulture has to offer.



Lantra supports both individuals and companies to achieve personal and business growth.


Royal Horticultural Society

The RHS offers a number of bursaries each year to assist horticulturists.


Horticulture Week

HorticultureWeek.co.uk is the premier website for professionals working within the UK’s vibrant horticulture industry.


Institute of Horticulture

The Institute of Horticulture was established in 1984 with the aim of fostering a close relationship between all sectors of professional horticulture (advisory and research, amenity, commercial and education and training) throughout the UK and Ireland


Horticulture Development Company

AHDB Horticulture, formerly Horticultural Development Company (HDC), was established in 1986 with a remit to fund research and development and communicate results to growers.


Joy of Plants

We have over 12,800 popular & successful outdoor and indoor UK plants published in our extensive database & image library.



We are the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping people who work in horticulture when times get tough.

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Floranova Scholarship

SWGS Scholarship

Markham-Colegrave Scholarship

Trip Bursary

Associated company links


The South West’s ONLY trade event that is aimed at growers and plant buyers from local authorities, garden centres & the landscaping industry


Floranova is a renowned specialist in the breeding & supply of F1 and open pollinated flower seed.


The UK’s leading wholesale distributor of seed and plants to commercial growers and local authorities and was founded in 1962.


Represent the interests of those involved in the production of all British ornamental plants grown under protection.