Horticultural Trades

Horticultural trades workers intensively cultivate vegetables, plants, fruit, shrubs, trees and flowers in greenhouses, market gardens, nurseries and orchards.


New workers
£ 11,579
£ 22,204
£ 35,087

Available jobs

In the past year there were 17,317 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Supports trees by staking and wiring.

  • Prunes and thins trees and shrubs.

  • Propagates plants by taking cuttings and by grafting and budding, applies weed-killer, fungicide and insecticide to control pests and diseases.

  • Sows seeds and bulbs and transplants seedlings.

  • Mixes soil, composts, fertilisers and/or organic matter and spreads fertiliser and manure.

  • Prepares soil in field, bed or pot by hand or machine.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Irrigation (Landscaping And Agriculture)

  • Machinery

  • Weed Control

  • Wholesaling

  • Composting

  • Crop Rotation

  • Disease Management

  • Horticulture

  • Market Garden

  • Transplanting

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Microsoft Office

  • Operations

  • Record Keeping

  • Willingness To Learn

  • Computer Literacy

  • Creativity

  • Detail Oriented

  • Organizational Skills

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.