Garden and Nursery Labourers

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Garden and Nursery Labourers

Garden and Nursery Labourers perform a variety of routine tasks in propagating, cultivating and maintaining plants in gardens and horticultural nurseries.

Fun facts

  • 1130 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 52% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 18% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by garden and nursery labourers. A few are listed below:

  • loading, unloading and moving garden supplies and equipment
  • preparing garden sites and plots using hand tools and machines
  • assisting with planting and transplanting flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns
  • maintaining gardens by watering, weeding and mowing lawns
  • cleaning gardens and removing rubbish
  • assisting with propagating, planting and potting seeds, bulbs and cuttings
  • tending plants by hand watering and weeding
  • adjusting mist irrigation systems, shade and ventilation
  • harvesting and packaging plants for sale and transport

Specific occupations

  • Garden Labourer
  • Horticultural Nursery Assistant
  • Nursery Hand (Horticulture)
  • Lawn Mower