Home Horticulture


Horticulture is one of Australia's fastest-growing sectors, with a strong link to urbanisation and lifestyle. It entails the upkeep of parks, gardens, golf courses, plant nurseries, and landscaping.

What does this Industry cover?

The Amenity Horticulture and Landscaping sector comprises five sub-sectors which include: arboriculture, landscaping services, gardening services, turf and sports turf management, retail nursery and nursery production.

Amenity horticulture businesses provide tree care, grass care, plant and shrub upkeep, landscape construction, walkways and drainage systems, turf growing and harvesting, growing and selling trees, shrubs, decorative plants, and bulbs.

For those working in this industry it is about changing the environment in home gardens, street gardens, parks and rural settings to make them more pleasant and practical to live in.


Job hunting information

There has been an increasing demand for nursery and landscaping products and services, with signs that customers intend to continue and expand their personal and community gardening efforts. As a result, professional landscaping and nursery workers will be in demand.

New South Wales followed by Victoria and Queensland employ the majority of apprentices and trainees in this industry, with the main occupations being landscape gardener, general gardener and arborist.

Information for further research

Peak level associations, government and major employers publish industry information. Accessing industry association sites, including member lists, is a good way of building up an understanding of an industry. Visiting employer websites and looking for careers or employment menus helps identify how employers recruit and the skills they are recruiting.

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