Amenity Horticulture is one of Australia's fastest-growing industries and is closely linked to urban development and lifestyle. It includes:
. designing, establishing and maintaining parks & gardens, sporting grounds & golf courses and landscapes;
. arboriculture (tree care); and
. wholesale & retail plant nurseries.
Knowledge and skills in plant biology, soil management, fertilizer usage, weed & pest control, irrigation methods and chemical handling are generally required. Biosecurity and water management are important issues driving changes in the sector.
Note: Production horticulture (eg producing fruit and vegetables) is covered under Rural Production.
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If you like working outdoors, Amenity Horticulture offers a wide range of jobs, including:
Garden assistant; and