Garden and Nursery Labourer

Garden and Nursery Labourer's perform technical work in gardens and horticultural nurseries. The work is often physical and routine in nature and usually involves the cultivation and monitoring of plant life.

Duties and tasks

  • Harvesting mature plants and readying them for sale and transport
  • Landscaping lawns and other open spaces
  • Moving and manipulating garden equipment
  • Planting seeds, flowers, shrubs, and trees
  • Preparing land sites for cultivation
  • Watering, mowing, and cutting grass

Skills required

  • Ability to adjust actions to fit the situation and needs of others
  • Ability to listen closely to and execute direct orders
  • Monitoring and maintenance skills
  • Use of logic, reasoning, and critical thinking
  • Working knowledge of soil and environmental science

Working conditions

Garden and Nursery Labourer's work either outdoors or in climate-controlled indoor locales like greenhouses. The outdoor work means that specific working conditions can fluctuate day by day.

Professional associations / Industry information

Nursery and Garden Industry Australia 

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