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Gardeners (General) plant, cultivate and maintain parks and gardens.


  • prepares and maintains seedbeds and growing sites
  • propagates and plants trees, bushes, hedges, flowers and bulbs
  • prepares lawn areas by spreading top soil and planting grass, and laying instant turf
  • maintains planted and grassed areas by weeding, trimming, fertilising, watering and mowing
  • prunes trees and hedges, and installs plant support and protection devices
  • constructs gravel and paved areas, walls, fences, pergolas, ponds, barbecues and garden furniture
  • examines trees to asses their condition and determine treatment
  • lopping limbs off trees and shaping branches using chain or handsaws
  • sprays and dusts plants and trees to control insects and disease, and fells diseased trees.


  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Gardener (General)

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Irrigation

  • Lawn Mowing

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

  • First Aid

  • Weed Control

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