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Career and Education Opportunities for Garden Center Managers

In general, garden center managers plan, organize, direct, and coordinate activities of workers engaged in propagating, cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, and other plants.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Garden Center Manager career.

STATES WITH Garden Center Manager OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Garden Center Manager

Garden Center Manager video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Garden center managers tour work areas to monitor work being done, to inspect crops, and to review plant and soil conditions. They also inspect facilities and equipment for signs of disrepair, and perform needed maintenance work. Equally important, garden center managers have to explain and enforce safety regulations and policies. They are often called upon to identify plants as well as problems such as diseases and insect pests. They are expected to direct clerical and marketing efforts. Finally, garden center managers decide on types and quantities of horticultural plants to be grown, on the basis of budgets, projected sales volumes, and/or executive directives.

Every day, garden center managers are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings.