Landscape Technician

  • Arborists and tree service technicians examine trees and shrubs to diagnose problems and disease, and apply various treatments such as pruning, spraying, repairing damaged areas and injecting with treatment solutions.
  • Golf course superintendents direct crews who maintain the health and appearance of golf courses and their surrounding landscapes, plant and move trees, and apply fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides and pesticides.
  • Horticulturists plan and co-ordinate the growth and use of plants for landscaping, ornamental uses and other purposes.
  • Landscape designers and landscape architectural technicians and technologists survey and assess sites, prepare drawings, sketches and reports and perform other duties to assist landscape architects in designing landscaped environments.
  • Landscape gardeners plant and maintain private and public lawns and gardens.
  • Landscapers plan and construct landscaped environments which may include trees, shrubberies, lawns, fences, decks, patios and other landscape structures.
  • Lawn care specialists visit clients, assess the health of lawns, and apply fertilizer, pesticides and other lawn care products.

Greenhouse Worker

  • Help prepare soil; plant bulbs, seeds and cuttings; graft and bud plants; and transplant seedlings and rooted cuttings
  • Help spray trees, shrubs, flowers and plants to prevent disease and pests
  • Position and regulate greenhouse and outdoor irrigation systems to water plants and fields
  • Dig, cut and transplant trees, shrubs, flowers and plants and prepare them for sale
  • Learn how to provide information to customers on gardening and the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, plants and lawns
  • May operate tractors and other machinery and equipment to fertilize, cultivate, harvest and spray fields and plants
  • Help maintain inventory and order materials as required
  • Clean working areas

Horticulture Therapist

Horticulture Therapis
  • Observe how to using assessment methods and outcome measurement in order to record, monitor and evaluate individual achievements, which may include making initial assessments, planning daily tasks and supporting individuals often using a diary system
  • Learn how to carry out regular one-to-one appraisals, updates and reviews
  • Help maintain daily records, including job sheets, time sheets and individual portfolios of evidence of work
  • Help make recommendations on equipment and techniques to enable disabled people to access horticulture
  • Learn how to plan and design person-centred horticultural programmes for people of all ages with disabilities
  • Help ensure activities match the content of nationally recognised awards
  • Assist with planning each day's work with individuals
  • Learn to set tasks according to the physical and mental needs/abilities of individuals
  • Help demonstrate horticultural tasks such as sowing seeds, setting out plants, planting out, lawn mowing, soil preparation and pruning
  • Assist with educating clients to use tools and materials safely
  • Assist with helping individuals to record their activities and achievements by writing simple summaries or drawing pictures
  • Learn how to interact with individuals in order to develop confidence and self-esteem through their work
  • Learn how therapy helps individuals to improve their social and practical horticulture skills
  • Assist with encouraging individuals to gain pleasure from land use
  • Observe individuals to monitor their progress
  • Practice assessing the effectiveness of individual programmes
  • Learn how to adjust activities to make them more effective
  • Participate in discussions with other professionals, such as social workers and psychologists
  • Research the effectiveness of horticultural therapy, often in cooperation with academics
  • Help to raise funds and draw up detailed proposals for developing projects
  • Help promote gardening and horticulture to the general public