0822 Managers in horticulture

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Lead statement

Managers in horticulture plan, organize, direct and control the activities of nursery and greenhouse staff who grow and market trees, shrubs, flowers and plants.

Example Titles

  • Christmas tree farm operator
  • flower grower
  • greenhouse manager
  • greenhouse operator
  • nursery manager
  • nursery operator
  • plant grower – nursery

Main duties

  • Managers in horticulture perform some or all of the following duties:
    • Plan, organize, direct and control the operations of nurseries and greenhouses
    • Establish the environmental conditions required to grow trees, shrubs, flowers and plants, and design planting and care schedules accordingly
    • Determine type and quantity of stock to grow
    • Supervise staff in planting, transplanting, feeding and spraying stock
    • Identify and control insect, disease and weed problems
    • Develop marketing plans
    • Provide information to customers on gardening and on the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, plants and lawns
    • Order materials such as fertilizer, garden and lawn care equipment, and other nursery and greenhouse related accessories
    • Hire and manage staff, oversee training and set work schedules
    • Maintain records on stock, finances and personnel.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of a college program in horticulture is usually required.
  • Experience as a nursery or greenhouse supervisor is required.

Exclusions

  • Nursery and greenhouse workers (84328432)
  • Turf farmer (in 08210821 Managers in agriculture)