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Landscape Gardener

Landscape Gardener

“If you've got creative skills and you're interested in the environment, this job could be perfect for you.”

Landscape Gardener

As a landscaper you would build and maintain gardens, parks and other outdoor areas. You would also work on interior landscaping projects, often in shopping centres or large office blocks.

In this job you'll need to be able to understand how to work from a brief and sometimes design drawings. You'll need to have good knowledge of plants, tools and materials used when landscaping. You'll also need organisational skills to make sure projects get completed on time.

Most employers will expect you to have horticulture knowledge and experience. There are a range of horticulture courses that might give you an advantage, from college courses to university degrees. You may also be able to get into this job through an Apprenticeship scheme.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • using specialist equipment
  • managing plant displays
  • constructing and maintaining decorative landscape features
  • creating garden design briefs
  • communication and English skills
  • customer service
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