Landscape Horticulturist

Landscape horticulturists survey and assess landscapes, draw sketches and interpret plans. They construct and maintain gardens, parks, golf courses and other landscape environments. In addition, landscape horticulturists construct and maintain hard landscape elements, such as patios, walkways and walls. They also prepare estimates, provide products and services, and advise clients on issues related to horticulture and landscape projects. Landscape horticulturists also propagate, cultivate and study plants, and treat injured and diseased plants. They are employed by landscape designers, architects and contractors, lawn service and tree care establishments, recreation facilities, golf courses, parks, nurseries, greenhouses, and municipal, provincial and federal governments. They may also be self–employed.

NOC: 2225

Designation Year: 2008

Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK
Trade title: Landscape Horticulturist, in AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, PE, QC, SK
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Horticultural Technician (ON)

Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS)

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Essential Skills

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Sample Questions

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Red Seal Exam Breakdown

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Ellis Chart

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