80021 – Managers in horticulture



80021 – 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.


Index of titles
Christmas tree farm operator
Evergreen grower
Flower grower
Greenhouse manager
Greenhouse operator
Head grower - cannabis
Horticultural greenhouse operator
Hothouse flower grower
Hydroponic greenhouse operator
Hydroponics grower
Hydroponics operator
Master grower - cannabis
Nursery manager
Nursery operator
Plant grower - nursery
Rose grower
Shrub grower
Tree grower - nursery
Tree nursery operator


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

Nursery and greenhouse labourers (85103)
Turf farmer (in 80020 Managers in agriculture)