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Landscape managers plan, develop and care for outdoor spaces.

Average salaries are in the region of £26,000.00 to £40,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer

Career Profile

Landscape Managers plan, develop and care for outdoor spaces. They make their careers in a range of outdoor worlds, including horticulture, estate management, forestry, nature conservation, parks and gardens. 

What they do

They are responsible for creating and moulding landscapes while having a respect for nature.

The job involves supervising larger projects that are carried out by landscape architects. They can be in many kinds of locations, ranging from public parks and reclaimed industrial sites to housing estates and the land around new roads and even motorways.

Typical duties include:

  • Producing plans
  • Helping to survey sites to identify the existing natural resources and plant and animal life
  • Drawing up contracts
  • Overseeing bids for work
  • Checking work on site
  • Sticking to the timetable and the budget

Landscape Managers are also called upon to give advice on planning applications and public enquiries that often come before major construction projects get the green light.

Hours & Salary

  • Newly trained Landscape Managers can earn in the region of £22,000 - £24,000
  • Trained with experience Landscape Managers can earn in the region of £24,000 - £40,000
  • Senior or Chartered Landscape Managers can earn in the region of £40,000 - £48,000

Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility, and salaries and career options can imrpove with chartered status. 


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Qualifications & Training

To be a landscape manager you need a degree in landscape architecture or landscape management that is accredited by the Landscape Institute, the professional body for landscape architects. 

To get onto a degree course, you usually need at least two Highers or A-levels. Subjects such as geography and natural sciences are a good choice. The Welsh Baccalaureate can be an additional qualification.

If you already have a degree or substantial experience in a related subject you can take an accredited postgraduate course.

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Career trends and forecasts

16,240 additional staff needed

The UK construction industry will need an additional 16,240 other construction professionals and technical staff (which includes landscape managers) to meet demand every year between 2017 - 2021, according to the latest Construction Skills Network research (LMI). The majority of this demand will be in Scotland.

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