Gardeners are involved in a range of tasks such as planting, cultivating, maintaining, planning and constructing parks, gardens and landscapes. They also inspect, diagnose and treat trees and shrubs. 

Where gardeners are employed

Gardeners work in a wide range of settings including public and private institutions. This includes arts and recreational services, city councils, nurseries and construction industries. 


Full-time gardeners in South Australia generally earn between $600 and $999 per week.

Graph of pay scales for Gardeners

Job prospects

In 2011 there were 2,477 people employed full-time as gardeners in South Australia compared with 2,190 in 2006.

How to become one

You can work as a gardener by completing an apprenticeship or traineeship in horticulture, production horticulture, production nursery or retail nursery. Entry requirements may vary but employers generally require year 10. Ask your career adviser about starting this training at school.

For more information see apprenticeships and traineeships

See courses related to this occupation.

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Career information has been sourced from government publications, see data sources for more information. 
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