Gardener – 6113 6-27.40

Gardeners, horticultural and nursery growers plan and carry out the necessary operations to grow vegetables by intensive cultivation techniques, to cultivate trees, shrubs, flowers and other plants, and to produce saplings, bulbs and seeds, for sale or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, marketing organisations or at markets.

Tasks include –

(a) determining kinds and amounts of vegetables, horticultural and nursery products to be grown;

(b) purchasing seeds, bulbs, fertiliser and other supplies;

(c) renting or investing in land and land improvements, buildings, working animals, equipment and machinery-

(d) performing farm operations such as land preparation, sowing, growing vegetables by intensive cultivation, cultivating flowers, trees or bushes and harvesting crops;

(e) producing saplings, bulbs and seeds;

(f) cultivating flowers, trees, shrubs and other plants in parks or public or private gardens;

(g) growing plants for exhibition or medicinal purposes;

(h) delivering or marketing products;

(i) storing and carrying out some basic processing of their produce;

(j) tending working animals and maintaining buildings, machinery and equipment;

(k) performing related tasks;

(l) supervising other workers.

Examples of the occupations classified here:

Cultivator, mushroom

Farm worker, skilled/nursery

Gardener

Grower, horticultural nursery

Horticultural grower

Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

Department manager, production and operations/agriculture – 1221

General manager, agriculture – 1311

Labourer, farm – 9211

Managing director, enterprise/agriculture – 1210

Operator, agricultural machinery – 8331

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