A public garden worker is employed by a public garden, park, zoo, or another type of public entity to support the mission of the organization. There are many different jobs for horticulturists at public gardens including specializing in areas such as: plant curator, landscaper, plant records, arborist, educator and many other specialty areas. Almost every horticulture career listed at the left can be found in a public garden. Click on any of them for more details.
The minimum education requirement is a high school diploma for basic grounds crew positions. Requirements vary greatly across all of the other careers listed at the left. Click on any of them for more details.
WHERE TO STUDY
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In May 2020, the median yearly salary for a public garden worker was $40,898, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Public Garden Worker Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Public Gardens Association
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- The Association of Professional Gardeners
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Watch what a typical workday is like for Samantha Beckham, a horticulturist of Olbrich Botanical Gardens.