Written by Peter Shaw from Ocean Road Landscaping
becoming a landscape gardener
Have you been thinking that you would like enter the landscape gardening industry? The following information will hopefully guide you in the right direction. For myself, entering the landscape gardening industry was a natural progression after leaving high school. I entered the landscape gardening industry primarily because I felt very at home with gardens and plants and less at ease with the school environment. I had a passion and interest in gardening and growing things. I was also very good with my hands.
I knew from the very young age what I want to do. If you can align your passion and interest with your vocation you are very lucky – the dream job. And the horticulture and landscaping industry is a space where this happens for many people.
There are numerous ways to enter the landscape gardening industry. The most common and successful way is to find an employer to offer you an apprenticeship. For the right employer, an apprentice it is an investment in the future. When looking for the ideal company and applying for an apprenticeship, try to look for somewhere where you believe you would fit in well.