A gardener is an individual charged with the responsibility of maintaining the beauty of plants, outdoor grounds, and trees in a garden. They perform a range of general maintenance tasks including designing, producing, renewing and preserving outside spaces. Gardeners can work on local parks, hotels, farms, and nurseries.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintain and grow the garden to ensure it meets specific requirements and expectations.
Perform basic maintenance such as cutting the grass, emptying bins, managing weed control and leaf raking.
Plant and nurture new trees, flowers, and various plants.
Work with hand tools and basic light machinery such as plant vehicles, and small diggers.
Service all garden equipment and machinery.
Maintain a clean garden by clearing rubbish and litter from the garden and grounds.
Provide guidance to management on matters related to the garden.
Advise management on the costs of plants and garden necessities with detailed written quotations and reports.
Ensure a safe environment for staff and clients by adhering to safety and health regulations.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
High school diploma or equivalent.
At least 2 years’ proven experience in a similar role.
Ability to handle a range of horticultural machinery and powered hand tools.
In-depth knowledge of plants and gardening techniques.
Friendly personality with excellent interpersonal skills.
Solid understanding of health and safety rules and legislation.