Arboretum / Botanical Garden / Horticultural Garden Worker

Plant. Cultivate. Nurture. Educate. Use your green thumb in an arboretum or botanical garden as a horticultural garden worker or educator.


What Does Working as a Horticultural Garden Worker Look Like?

work in a botanical gardenWork in nursery facilities or at customer location planting, cultivating, harvesting, and transplanting trees, shrubs or plants.

If you pursue this career, you will most likely do the following:

  • Plant, prune, spray, weed, fertilize and water plants, shrubs and trees, using hand tools and powered tools.  
  • Maintain plant records and labels.  
  • Clean work areas and maintain grounds and landscaping.  
  • Plan and plant color displays, trees, shrubs or other plants.  
  • Develop and disseminate educational programs about plants and the garden displays..  

To work in this field, you need to understand horticultural science basics.

Horticultural Garden Worker Salary

Those working horticultural garden worker jobs earn a national median salary of $27,300 and upper range salaries of approximately $40,000.

horticultural garden worker salary

What Education is Required to Work as a Horticultural Garden Worker?

Wondering how to become a horticultural garden worker? Some positions require a post-secondary certificate; other positions do not.

Horticultural Garden Worker Job Opportunities

There are many different types of related garden worker jobs to choose from. The following are just a few of the common job titles graduates of horticultural science programs qualify for:

  • Horticultural Garden Worker
  • Nursery Worker
  • Arboretum Worker
  • Botanical Garden Worker
  • Gardener
  • Greenhouse Staff
  • Greenhouse Worker
  • Plant Production Worker
  • Propagation Worker
  • Garden Educator

Explore horticultural and botanical garden worker job opportunities.

Ready to Get Started?

Use your skills and knowledge to make beautiful plants grow. Jumpstart your career by applying to a horticultural science certificate or program today.

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