Nursery or Greenhouse Manager

Plan. Direct. Supervise. Use your knowledge of horticultural best practices to manage a greenhouse or nursery.

What Does Working as a Nursery or Greenhouse Manager Look Like?

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

  • Manage nurseries and greenhouses that grow horticultural plants for sale to wholesale or retail customers, for display or exhibition or for research.  
  • Propagate plants and direct care.
  • Identify and solve problems such as disease, weeds and insect pests.  
  • Supervise work areas to observe workers, inspect crops and evaluate plant and soil conditions.  
  • Assign work schedules and duties to nursery or greenhouse staff.  
  • Determine plant growing conditions, such as greenhouses, hydroponics or natural settings and set planting and care schedules.

To work in this field, you need to understand horticultural science basics and have good managerial skills.

Nursery or Greenhouse Manager Salary

Those working nursery or greenhouse manager jobs earn a national median salary of $58,090. 

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What Education is Required to Work as a Nursery or Greenhouse Manager?

Wondering how to become a nursery or greenhouse manager? Most nursery or greenhouse jobs with this level of responsibility require a post-baccalaureate certificate or a bachelor’s degree.

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Nursery or Greenhouse Management Job Opportunities

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

  • Nursery or Greenhouse Manager
  • Garden Center Manager
  • Sales and Shipping Manager
  • Horticulturist
  • Perennial House Manager
  • Propagation Manager

Explore nursery or greenhouse management 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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