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.
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)
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Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.
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Try the sample Landscape Horticulturist examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Landscape Horticulturist Exam Breakdown for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.
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