Landscape Gardener

Plans and constructs garden landscapes.
Training time 6 months - 3 years
Average pay $43,693
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 7,600

What does a Landscape Gardener do?

  • preparing and maintaining seedbeds and growing sites
  • propagating and planting trees, bushes, hedges, flowers and bulbs
  • preparing lawn areas by spreading top soil and planting grass, and by laying instant turf
  • maintaining planted and grassed areas by weeding, trimming, fertilising, watering and mowing
  • pruning trees and hedges, and installing plant support and protection devices
  • preparing plans and drawings, selecting materials and plants, and scheduling landscape construction
  • setting out and installing hardscape and softscape structures
  • constructing gravel and paved areas, walls, fences, pergolas, ponds, barbecues and garden furniture
  • examining trees to assess their condition and determine treatment
  • lopping limbs off trees and shaping branches using chain and handsaws

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Horticulture
Certificate III in Landscape Construction
Certificate IV in Horticulture
Diploma of Landscape Design
Certificate IV in Production Nursery