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Landscape Gardening

Designing, installing, and maintaining gardens and landscaped areas in private and public spaces.

Why is this skill important?

The key role for a landscape gardening professional is to design, install and maintain gardens and landscaped areas including private and public gardens, parks, public open spaces, sports and recreation venues, and playgrounds.

They must be able to develop innovative and creative schemes that meet the needs of highly varied types of clients, and comply with planning regulations, while retaining a vision of how the finished project will fit into the overall natural and built environments.

The landscape gardener may be involved at all stages of a project from the initial consultation and design, throughout the installation process, project managing and supervising the installation team, to providing advice and guidance on on-going maintenance and development as the garden grows and matures.

A detailed knowledge of both hard and soft landscaping is required, including knowledge of plants and trees and natural stones and other materials in order to produce and implement a balanced plan that takes account of the area’s advantages and limitations relating to soil type and structure, geography, climatic conditions and planned use. Related skills such as construction, electrical installation, and plumbing and irrigation systems are needed to produce an overall project that is sustainable.

Gardens and landscaped areas enhance the quality of life for millions of people across the world by providing beautiful areas for recreation and relaxation, open spaces in dense urban environments, appropriate spaces for people of all ages and abilities, and facilities that support community activity and cohesion.

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Making things
  • Craftsmanship
  • Using tools
  • Being creative
  • Working outdoors

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • Before planting, the garden site must be marked out and levelled.

  • In the next stage, stone and wood structures such as walls and paths, are built.

  • Plants, irrigation and water features can now be added.

  • Under timed conditions, the gardens must be cleaned and made tidy for judges’ inspection.


Skill sponsors

Competitors

Results

Medal Result Competitor Country/region
Gold 747 Toni Mittermair South Tyrol, Italy
Gold 747 Hannes Kofler South Tyrol, Italy
Silver 739 Nils Bucher Switzerland
Silver 739 Benjamin Räber Switzerland
Bronze 736 Mairold Mänd Estonia
Bronze 736 Erik Rüütel Estonia
Bronze 734 Wei Sun China
Bronze 734 Shiyang Wang China
Medallion for Excellence 725 Adam Ferguson United Kingdom
Medallion for Excellence 725 Will Burberry United Kingdom
Medallion for Excellence 720 Vitus Pirschlinger Germany
Medallion for Excellence 720 Michael Schmidt Germany
Medallion for Excellence 716 Lucas MEYER France
Medallion for Excellence 716 Cédric CLAUSS France
Medallion for Excellence 706 Gabriel Rauch Austria
Medallion for Excellence 706 Katharina Strasser Austria
Medallion for Excellence 706 Yudi Hayashi Brazil
Medallion for Excellence 706 Davi Fonseca Brazil
Medallion for Excellence 702 TAO-HUNG CHIANG Chinese Taipei
Medallion for Excellence 702 JR-PIN PAN Chinese Taipei
Medallion for Excellence 701 Dougal King Australia
Medallion for Excellence 701 Alexander Halls Australia
Medallion for Excellence 700 Miikka Kääntä Finland
Medallion for Excellence 700 Jani Kinnunen Finland
698 Daniel Eduardo Orlas Zuleta Colombia
698 Melvis Roslin Morales Carvajal Colombia
695 Sergio RUBIO Spain
695 Daniel PASCUAL Spain
685 Brandon Di Sabato Canada
685 Marilou Morin Canada
683 Ryo Sugimoto Japan
683 Reiji Tamura Japan
683 Stefan Schoolderman Netherlands
683 Timo Kruize Netherlands
663 Poorya Veisi Jahanabadi Iran
663 Hossein Bodaghi Iran
663 Kasper Aurstad Norway
663 Mads-Andre Joakimsen Norway
655 Anastasiia Tiunova Russia
655 Anastasia Oksinenko Russia
651 Mischa Meys Belgium
651 Julien Boveroux Belgium
645 Sultan Almazrouei United Arab Emirates
645 Hamad AlAbdouli United Arab Emirates
633 Clay Chimuka Zambia
633 Winfred Simpamba Zambia

How to compete

To reach the level of skills required to compete in a WorldSkills Competition takes several years of training and dedication. But the best time to start is now.

Find out more about how to take part in a WorldSkills Competition.