Gardener and Landscaper


Garden Developers


Minimum ? 5th standard passed

Certified training for Gardener

(programme aligned to AGR/Q0202 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

Six months to 1 year experience of working in a garden or nursery

The tasks a Gardener is expected to perform include: Obtaining appropriate equipment and tools

Procuring and propagating plant and seed material

Preparing and managing the nursery

Grafting, pruning and weeding of flowers, fruits and vegetables

Using basic tools and hand powered machinery to harvest the produce Marketing and selling the produce

Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in gardening

Proficient in preparing the land and designing the garden components

Knowledge of how to perform propagation and transplantation of seeds

Knowledge of plantation, maintenance and care of garden (soil management, irrigation, pest & disease control)

Familiar with planting and floral displays

Skilled in basic garden and nursery management

Basic arithmetic skills

Ability to stay abreast with the latest development in variety of seeds and new equipment

Hands-on training

Extension training and Krishi Vigyan Kendra training

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

It is a field job.

May need to handle a team of field workers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available in some farms

Work from option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Overtime is common during the harvesting season. Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible.Shift system may be applicable as per the farm norms.Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards due to pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals, extreme weather conditions, sharp gardening tools, considerable amounts of dust and equipment noise, etc.

For daily wage workers -INR175 toINR200 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Rising Trend in the Field of Gardening

There are many people who think that landscape gardening relates to only gardening in large public parks or palaces of the rich. Landscaping, as it is done for larger estates or public parks, can also be implemented in a tasteful and artistic way for a small home ground, though on a smaller scale.

The term "small" is a misleading one so far as it relates to gardens. The simplest definitive or "small", as suggested by some authors quite appropriately, is an area which can be effectively managed and maintained physically as well as financially by the owner and his/her family with occasionally hired labour for such hard work as digging, mowing, and shearing of hedges.As more small home owners and organizations begin to value a clean and maintained garden, the job opportunities for Gardener are bound to grow.


Farm owners

Private home owners, parks and hotels Agriculture co-operative organization

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) across the country

State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), of different Agricultural Universities in India