Landscape Horticulture

Employment

According to The Land Lovers, an advocacy organization for the nursery and landscape industries, an immense array of job possibilities are open for people wishing to follow their green dreams. Some examples of where you could work include:

  • Your own landscape design, installation and maintenance business
  • Arboretums and botanical gardens
  • Garden centers, greenhouses and nurseries
  • Parks and community centers
  • College and university campuses
  • Residential, municipal and business landscapes

The American Society of Horticultural Science, or ASHS, adds the following areas with fertile career potential:

  • Research
  • Education
  • Golf and Sports Turf
  • Landscape Design
  • Owner & Entrepreneur
  • Writing & Communication
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Public Service
  • Production Management
  • Sales & Marketing

Potential Job Titles

  • Landscape Designer/Project Manager
  • Landscape Construction/Maintenance Supervisor
  • Professional Gardener
  • Turf & Grounds Manager
  • Irrigation Technician
  • Plant Production Specialist
  • Hardscape Technician

Salary Data *

  • Nursery and greenhouse managers
    • Median annual wage: $69,300

* Source: O*NET OnLine

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