Landscaping Education & Training

Landscaping schools are increasingly embracing diversity and offering support to individuals formerly incarcerated. These programs provide training and job readiness courses to equip individuals, including those with criminal backgrounds, for a career in landscaping.

Make a Difference in Your Community

With training in landscaping, you can learn practical skills for working on residential or commercial properties. This includes  planting and caring for trees, shrubs, and flowers, installing irrigation systems, operating landscaping equipment, and managing the business side of landscaping services. People who work in the landscaping business can make a positive and tangible impact on their surroundings, creating a better experience for whoever uses that space.

Landscaping Jobs

Pursuing an education in landscaping opens doors to various career paths. Some roles you can consider with a landscaping training include:

  • Environmental consultant
  • Golf course superintendent
  • Grounds maintenance keeper or supervisor
  • Horticulture specialist
  • Landscape designer
  • Parks and recreation staff or manager
  • Urban planner
  • Work in national parks, local parks (county, state) garden centers, arboretums, botanical gardens

Other Jobs in Landscaping

  • Arborist
  • Botanist
  • Conservation scientist
  • Ecologist
  • Floral shop staff or owner
  • Greenhouse manager
  • Landscape architect

Landscaping Job Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects 3.5% employment growth for landscapers and groundskeepers between 2022 and 2032. In that period, an estimated 41,700 jobs should open.

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