Should Gardeners be Qualified?

Posted on March 25, 2018 at 5:35 pm

When you are employing a gardener, you need to know they will do a good job on your garden. One of the things potential employers might ask is what qualifications the gardener has. However, gardeners don’t necessarily need to be qualified. How important is a formal qualification for a gardening professional?

If a gardener is working on a large and complex landscape, such as formal gardens or a stately home garden, then it may serve them well to have a qualification. There are qualifications offered by many bodies, such as the Royal Horticultural Society, that are very well regarded. These teach a range of practical and academic skills, so the gardener will know how to adapt their approach.

For a domestic gardener, qualifications may help but they are less essential. Many gardeners are incredibly good at what they do, and they have lots of experience in their field. It is this experience that is ultimately going to make someone a great gardener.

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