Gardeners and Landscape Gardeners

Gardeners and landscape gardeners cultivate flowers, trees, shrubs and other plants in public and private gardens, construct features to improve the appearance of existing terrain, and cut and lay turf.


New workers

New workers start around £12,181. Normal pay is £23,038 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £36,419.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 91,358 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

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

What they do most days?

  • Performs general garden maintenance.

  • Moves soil to alter surface contour of land using mechanical equipment and constructs paths, rockeries, ponds and other features.

  • Prepares or interprets garden design plans.

  • Cuts and lays turf using hand and machine tools and repairs damaged turf.

  • Protects plants from pests and diseases.

  • Prepares soil and plants and transplants, prunes, weeds and otherwise tends plant life.

  • Levels ground and installs drainage system as required.

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.

  • Mowing

  • Landscaping

  • Machinery

  • Weed Control

  • Pruning

  • Gardening

  • Horticulture

  • Irrigation (Landscaping And Agriculture)

  • Trimming

  • Hand Tools

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

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Operations

  • Self-Motivation

  • Enthusiasm

  • English Language

  • Willingness To Learn

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.