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0822 – Managers in horticulture

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

This group performs 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.

Additional information


Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
0 – Management occupations
Skill level
A – Occupations usually require university education.
Major group
08 – Middle management occupations in trades, transportation, production and utilities
Minor group
082 – Managers in agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture
Associated Career Handbook profiles
0822.0 – Managers in horticulture
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