6113-Gardeners, Horticultural and Nursery Farm Workers

Job Title: 

Gardeners, Horticultural and Nursery Farm Workers

Job Description: 

Gardeners, horticultural and nursery farm workers perform operations to cultivate and maintain trees, shrubs, flowers and other plants in parks and private gardens, and to produce saplings, bulbs and seeds, or grow vegetables and flowers by intensive cultivation techniques, for sale or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, marketing organisations or at markets.


Tasks include:

  • preparing land by conditioning soil, levelling ground and installing and operating irrigation and drainage systems planting trees, hedges, garden plants and grass
  • pruning and trimming trees, shrubs and hedges, installing plant supports and protection, and rolling, mowing aerating and edging lawns
  • constructing features and facilities within gardens, such as paths or paved areas, walls, rockeries, garden beds, ponds and water features, sheds and fences
  • checking the health of plants and trees, identifying and treating weeds, pests and diseases, and applying mulch and fertilisers
  • producing saplings, bulbs and seeds and raising plants from seeds or cuttings
  • harvesting crops inspecting, cleaning, grading, packaging, storing and loading products for sale or delivery to market
  • maintaining buildings, greenhouses and other structures, equipment and water supply systems
  • storing and carrying out some processing of produce
  • promoting and marketing products, arranging the sale, purchase and transportation of produce and supplies and maintaining and evaluating records of activities and transactions
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Flower and orchid farm worker
Nursery worker
Gardener and horticultural worker
Landscape technician
Nursery supervisor

This unit group excludes

Production manager in agriculture and fisheries (1310)

Specific Occupations: 

Flower/Orchid farm worker

Nursery worker (eg nursery technician)

Gardeners and horticultural workers (eg landscape technician)

Nursery supervisor

Other horticultural and nursery farm workers

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore