Groundsmen/groundswomen provide landscape and lawn services and maintain grounds for private households, commercial and public facilities, schools, hotels, botanical gardens, golf courses, parks and athletic fields.\

Scope notes

Excludes greenkeeper.
 Includes people performing the planting, care, maintenance and care of municipal grounds, highway greenery and industrial and commercial buildings.
 Includes people maintaining the greenery of gardens, playgrounds, sports terrains, buildings and other parks or lawns for recreational purposes

Alternative label

  • lawn care specialist

  • lawnsman

  • groundsman

  • greenkeeper

  • groundswoman

  • landscape worker

  • groundskeeping worker

  • landscape gardener

  • horticulturist

  • greens keeper

  • grounds staff

  • lawnswoman

  • park keeper

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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