Job Description

As a horticulturist, you combine science and your interest in plants to plan, cultivate and maintain green spaces. You might work on public or private gardens, in rainforests, in natural environments, or in urban areas.

Careers Ladder


Many jobs in nurseries and landscape services require a 2 or 4-year college degree. Many horticulturalists major in horticulture, botany or biology. Coursework for this career path generally includes botany, plant biology, soil science, pest management, and genetics.

You may consider a Diploma or Certificate II or III in Horticulture.


  • Analytical
  • Creative
  • Communicator
  • Detail Orientated
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Organised
  • Persuasive
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Player

Key Skills

  • Planning
  • Project Management
  • Cultivation
  • Crop Management
  • Marketing
  • Plants, Soils & Products

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;