Landscape managers plan, develop and care for outdoor spaces.
The Role
  • Producing plans
  • Drawing up contracts
  • Overseeing bids for work
  • Checking work on site
  • Sticking to the timetable and the budget
  • Helping to survey sites to identify the existing natural resources and plant and animal life
  • Responsible for creating and moulding landscapes while having a respect for nature
  • Supervising larger projects that are carried out by landscape architects
  • Giving advice on planning applications and public enquiries
  • Newly trained Landscape Managers can earn in the region of £20,000 - £25,000
  • Trained with experience Landscape Managers can earn in the region of £25,000 - £40,000
  • Senior or Chartered Landscape Managers can earn in excess of £40,000
Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility, and salaries and career options can imrpove with chartered status.
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.