Landscape Gardener 

As a landscape gardener, you plan and construct garden landscapes for residential, commercial or industrial locations. 

It can be a physically demanding role.  



  • Outdoor work 
  • Working with others 
  • Creativity 

A typical day may involve:

  • 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
  • preparing seedbeds and growing sites
  • planting trees, bushes, hedges, flowers and bulbs
  • preparing lawn areas by spreading topsoil and planting grass or laying instant turf

It helps to be good at:

  • Outdoor work 
  • Working with others 
  • Creativity 

Qualifications/pathway options:

  • Cert II Landscaping 
  • Cert III in Landscape Construction
  • Diploma of Landscape Design


  • Apprenticeship
  • Traineeship

You may be able to work in:

  • Construction (commercial, industrial and residential)
  •  Maintenance 

Related Roles

  • Landscape Architect

  • Earthmoving 

  • Construction manager 


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