Landscape gardeners create, develop and maintain gardens and open spaces. In construction they can use either their own design or one supplied by a landscape architect / designer or customer.

Competitors who are looking to become a landscape gardener are likely to be working on timber construction, walls, water features, paving, varying levels, turf and planting.

The individual will need to enjoy working outdoors, work well with their hands, be good at problem-solving, work well with others and have great customer service skills. They may need to work well from garden designs, understand the soil and drainage, be able to follow instruction and develop a knowledge of trees and shrubs.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Creativity

  • Attention to detail

  • Health and safety

  • Organisation skills

  • Planning

  • Time-management

  • Project-management

  • Customer service skills

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual Competition.
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.
  • To be eligible to enter WorldSkills UK Competitions, participants must be at least 16 years of age on 1st September 2019.
  • Participants must also meet at least one of the following criteria; be employed in the UK, studying towards a relevant UK qualification or working towards an apprenticeship in a relevant trade in the UK.

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register before 14 May

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions at their local college, training provider centre or work place, or, take part in an online competition

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

Competitors who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during December 2022 for the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 cycle

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