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 III in Natural Area Restoration
Certificate IV in Horticulture
Diploma of Landscape Design
Certificate IV in Production Nursery