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Gardeners and Landscape Gardeners

Gardeners and landscape gardeners cultivate flowers, trees, shrubs and other plants in public and private gardens, construct features to improve the appearance of existing terrain, and cut and lay turf.

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About this Career

£19,817

Average salary

New workers start around £8,701.32. Normal pay is £19,817 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £31,896.45.

19

Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Performs general garden maintenance.
  • Moves soil to alter surface contour of land using mechanical equipment and constructs paths, rockeries, ponds and other features.
  • Prepares or interprets garden design plans.
  • Cuts and lays turf using hand and machine tools and repairs damaged turf.
  • Protects plants from pests and diseases.
  • Prepares soil and plants and transplants, prunes, weeds and otherwise tends plant life.
  • Levels ground and installs drainage system as required.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

Job postings

Active Listening
59
Reading Comprehension
47
Speaking
40
Monitoring
36
Writing
34
Learning Strategies
34
Active Learning
32
Mathematics
32
Critical Thinking
28
Science
16

Our colleges

Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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