Responsible for the care and upkeep of outdoor spaces such as gardens, yards, parks or golf courses,
As a Landscape Professional, you may also tend to indoor facilities with outdoor vegetation, such as gardens or greenhouses.
Found in the construction, horticultural, digital, creative and design, environmental and planning sectors, Landscape Professionals use a wide range of technical skills and are at the forefront of technological innovation.
You’ll also be responsible supervising a team, sticking to a timetable and budget of the project and the go to person when a query comes in from planners and other professionals on the project you’re overseeing.
Top 5 Tasks
- Drawing up contracts and overseeing bids for work
- Sticking to the timetable and the budget
- Helping to survey sites to identify the existing natural resources and plant and animal life
- Supervising larger projects that are carried out by landscape architects or technicians
- Giving advice on planning applications and public enquiries.
A Landscape Professional can earn more than £30,000 a year.
Senior or Chartered Landscape Architects can earn in excess of £40,000
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility.
Am I Suited?
- Love the outdoors
To be a Landscape Manager or Professional you need a degree in landscape architecture or landscape management that is accredited by the Landscape Institute, the professional body for landscape architects.
To get onto a degree course, you usually need at least two Highers or A-levels. Subjects such as geography and natural sciences are a good choice.
If you already have a degree or substantial experience in a related subject you can take an accredited postgraduate course.