Horticultural design


Design of horticultural areas taking into account factors, such as climate and microclimates, topography and orientation, site drainage and groundwater recharge, municipal and resource building codes, soils and irrigation, human and vehicular access and circulation, etc.


Alternative labels

horticultural knowledge
horticulture design
plant cultivation

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Horticultural design is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Curator of horticulture: Curators of horticulture develop and maintain the botanical collections, exhibits and landscapes of a botanical garden.

Optional knowledge

Horticultural design is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Landscape designer: Landscape designers design and create outdoor public areas, landmarks, structures, parks, gardens and private gardens to achieve environmental, social-behavioral, or aesthetic outcomes.




  1. Horticultural design – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022