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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 gardener is to design, install, and maintain gardens and landscaped areas. The landscape gardener will need to meet with clients to discuss their proposed projects, provide advice and guidance on the practicalities of the project, and carefully interpret the client’s wishes.

Projects can be varied and incorporate private and public gardens, parks, public open spaces, sports, and recreation venues, playgrounds, and other landscaped areas. The landscape gardener must be able to develop innovative schemes that meet the needs of clients and comply with planning regulations, while retaining a vision of how the finished project will fit into the overall area and how garden spaces interact with urban 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 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. Knowledge and skills relating to hard landscaping and construction are also essential. Related skills such as electrical installation, plumbing, and irrigation systems are also needed to produce an overall project that is sustainable and has longevity.

A wide range of plants, natural recourses, and other materials are used by the landscape gardener. They must therefore be aware of the impact of such materials on the environment, both in terms of sustainability of manufacture, logistics, and also the impact of landscaping a natural environment and its wildlife.

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.

For the landscape gardener there are global opportunities to be involved solving environmental problems and in revitalizing existing established habitations.

Location

Tallinn, Estonia

24—27 October 2022

Competitors

Fabian Baumann
Switzerland

Marc Baumberger
Switzerland

Mattéo Bérubé
Canada

Kerrian BLAISE
France

Peter Bokor
Hungary

Julian Erharter
Austria

Duban Ferley Esteban Mogollón
Colombia

Charlie Fernryd
Sweden

Tobias Hofer
South Tyrol, Italy

Beatriz HONTORIA
Spain

BO-RUI HUANG
Chinese Taipei

Peter Hutter
Hungary

Hermanni Huuskonen
Finland

Yenifer Tatiana Jimenez Zuleta
Colombia

Phil-Elias Kornmacher
Germany

Niklas Lappalainen
Finland

Pontus Larsson
Sweden

Louis LECLER
France

David MUÑOZ
Spain

Taichi Nakano
Japan

Siim-Robin Noorem
Estonia

Nicolas Piette
Belgium

Jacob Pizzini
South Tyrol, Italy

Christoph Schipflinger
Austria

Valentin SERVAIS
Belgium

Élisabeth Simoneau
Canada

Erik Stanke
Germany

YI-HSUAN TSENG
Chinese Taipei

Chinari Uratsuji
Japan

Kerly Väinsar
Estonia