Landscape Horticulturists are involved in growing, installing, maintaining and selling plants and related materials. They landscape, operate greenhouses, nurseries and garden centers, and move trees.

What do Landscape Horticulturists do?

  • Plan and co-ordinate the growth and use of plants for landscaping, ornamental uses and other purposes.
  • Plan and maintain private and public lawns and gardens.
  • Survey and assess sites, prepare drawings, sketches and reports and perform other duties to assist landscape architects in designing landscape environments.
  • Visit clients, assess the health of lawns, and apply fertilizer, pesticides and other lawn care products.
  • Examine trees and shrubs to diagnose problems and disease, and apply various treatments such as pruning, spraying, repairing damaged areas and injecting with treatment solution.

For further details about this occupation, please see the High School to Apprenticeship handbook, or find it on this website under “Resources.”