Horticultural Trades

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


New workers
£ 11,216
£ 21,632
£ 34,817

Available jobs

In the past year there were 21,109 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.

  • Marketing

  • Irrigation (Landscaping And Agriculture)

  • Weed Control

  • Horticulture

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Pruning

  • Business Development

  • Customer Relationship Management

  • Machinery

  • Gardening

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.

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Sales

  • Customer Service

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Operations

  • Enthusiasm

  • Detail Oriented

  • Self-Motivation

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.