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What’s it like to be a Landscape Gardener?
Landscape gardeners design and construct garden landscapes or renovate
existing gardens. They use a wide range of gardening skills to create a
landscape that is aesthetically pleasing as well as functional.
Landscape gardeners work at a variety of sites, including public and private
parks and gardens, indoor facilities and newly developed housing estates as
well as industrial complexes. They may also construct fences, trellises,
pergolas, ponds, ferneries, barbecue areas, play structures and garden
Landscape gardeners usually work outdoors and in all kinds of weather. They
often start early in the morning. Protective clothing must be used when
handling fertilisers and pesticides, and to prevent injury while using
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Landscape Gardener earn an average of $825 per week. The
[average annual salary for this job is $42900 excluding super.]
- enjoy practical and manual activities
- able to cope with the physical demands of the job
- highly organised and able to solve problems
- able to work safely with chemicals and machinery
- free from allergies brought on by exposure to chemicals and plants
- able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
- observant and methodical.
This job also involves:
Handling chemicals/greasy items
These jobs involve the daily handling of substances which may cause irritation
to skin, eyes, etc., and may aggravate dermatitis or other medical conditions.
Hot, cold or humid environment
These jobs are generally performed in an unusually hot, cold or humid
environment, so may be unsuitable for people who have diabetes or other
conditions aggravated by extremes of temperature or humidity.
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs require daily physical
exertion, such as bending and twisting, lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing,
carrying or other effort where physical fitness is required. People with
heart, back or other conditions who should avoid physical strain may wish to
avoid these jobs.
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Skilled Trade Jobs
These jobs do not usually require completion of secondary education, however
further part-time study usually at Certificate III level, and on-the-job
training offered as an apprenticeship, is required.
Para Professional Jobs
Jobs in this group usually require completion of secondary education and/or
completion of some further study of a vocational nature, such as a Diploma or
an Advanced Diploma.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of BIOLOGY provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a biology-related subject is a pre-
requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a Landscape Gardener
Landscape gardeners may perform the following tasks:
- prepare plans, drawings, specifications and quotations
- schedule landscape construction
- prepare areas for landscape construction by analysing sites and clearing debris
- select, estimate and order materials and plants to create landscapes
- set out and install ‘hardscape’ (walls, paths and timber features) and ‘softscape’ (plants) structures
- construct or reface steps, garden walls, fences, trellises, pergolas, ponds, fountains and irrigation systems
- construct and install facilities and features, such as ferneries, barbecues, play structures and garden furniture
- construct paths, steps and paved areas with paving materials, gravel and timber
- perform ‘formative’ (shaping) pruning
- maintain and repair gardening equipment.