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Landscape Manager

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Landscape Manager
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€25 - 50 
Related Information:
Landscape Gardener: 25
Landscape Manager: 35 - 50
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Last Updated: March, 2013

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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At a Glance... header image

Manages, maintains and develops landscapes such as parks, gardens, nature reserves or industrial estates.

The Work header image

Landscape managers care for and develop landscapes. These can be:

  • natural landscapes
  • artificial landscapes such as parks and gardens
  • industrial estates and business parks
  • areas of natural beauty such as nature reserves.

They manage the land, which involves advising on the management and maintenance of sites and planning for future landscape management. Landscape managers often draw up management plans for clients and advise on maintenance problems that may arise from a particular design or plan. Other duties include:

  • Developing an ecological plan for a forest or a whole county.
  • Advising on the best type of plants to use on a particular site.
  • Working out the impact of a major construction project on the environment before the project starts.

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As a landscape manager you will work closely with landscape architects and scientists and with other professionals such as engineers and surveyors. You will also have contact with clients so you must be able to communicate well and clearly present ideas to clients. You may also need to speak at public meetings or encourage the public to visit or use recreational sites like parks.  
You will need to understand management techniques, have concern for the environment and know about conservation, countryside law and the characteristics of plants and soils.  
It is likely that you will be required to travel to landscape sites, therefore a driving licence will be important.

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Organisation: Teagasc - Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority
  Address: Head Office, Oak Park, Carlow
  Tel: (059) 917 0200
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Organisation: Gurteen Agricultural and Equine College
  Address: Ballingarry, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
  Tel: 067 21282
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Organisation: Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland
  Address: Cabinteely House, The Park, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
  Tel: (01) 668 4358
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Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
Building, Construction & Property
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