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Gardeners and Landscape Gardeners

Gardeners and landscape gardeners cultivate flowers, trees, shrubs and other plants in public and private gardens, construct features to improve the appearance of existing terrain, and cut and lay turf.

Entry Reqirements

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Typical Tasks

  • Performs general garden maintenance.
  • Moves soil to alter surface contour of land using mechanical equipment and constructs paths, rockeries, ponds and other features.
  • Prepares or interprets garden design plans.
  • Cuts and lays turf using hand and machine tools and repairs damaged turf.
  • Protects plants from pests and diseases.
  • Prepares soil and plants and transplants, prunes, weeds and otherwise tends plant life.
  • Levels ground and installs drainage system as required.

Desired Skills

Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Monitoring, Writing, Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Mathematics, Critical Thinking, Science

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