Nursery Grower/​Worker

Kaiwhakatipu/​Kaimahi Otaota

Nursery growers/workers grow young plants, flowers, trees and shrubs for sale or for use in parks and gardens.


Nursery growers/workers usually earn

$16-$26 per hour

Source: New Zealand Plant Producers Incorporated, 'Wage Survey', 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a nursery grower/worker are average for those without a qualification but good for those with one.
A woman crouching down amongst small plants

Nursery workers need to be comfortable with getting their hands dirty

Last updated 18 September 2017