Introduction Horticulture encompasses the cultivation of plants, vegetables, flowers, fruits, herbs, shrubs, bushes, ornamental trees and landscaping of gardens, maintaining nurseries, greenhouses, gardens, orchards and plantations. Working Conditions Those who work in the government sector are responsible for the maintenance of parks, public gardens, official lawns, etc. Horticulturalists work in turfgrass maintenance or even as consultants for large turf land. They might work in greenhouses, outdoors, in shops, nurseries, or golf courses or even in public gardens. Personality Interest in nature, concern for the environment, love for plant life are perhaps the basic requirements for success as a horticulturist.