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Alternate Titles: 

Grower,Horticulturalist (market gardening),Market Gardener,Nursery Assistant (agriculture),Nurseryman

Job Description: 

Horticultural trades workers intensively cultivate vegetables, plants, fruit, shrubs, trees and flowers in greenhouses, market gardens, nurseries and orchards.


There are no formal academic entry requirements. NVQs/SVQs in Horticulture are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Professional qualifications from the Royal Horticultural Society are also available.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details


The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 6
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 12.5
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details


  • prepares soil in field, bed or pot by hand or machine;
  • mixes soil, composts, fertilisers and/or organic matter and spreads fertiliser and manure;
  • sows seeds and bulbs and transplants seedlings;
  • propagates plants by taking cuttings and by grafting and budding, applies weed-killer, fungicide and insecticide to control pests and diseases;
  • prunes and thins trees and shrubs;
  • supports trees by staking and wiring.
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