Starting a Gardening Consultant Business

Perhaps you want to become a garden consultant, but you don’t know if you have the skills for it. You need not ask anymore questions, as your questions will be answered through this informative business startup guide we have prepared for aspiring gardening consultants.

Read now and find out if you have what it takes to become one.

For the past few years, consulting as a business has gained popularity. Gardening, in fact, has gained so much popularity that people are now minding their front lawns and making gardens out of it. Most of these people are too busy in their lives to make their own ideas for a garden, which means they need someone to offer them advice.

You can be a consultant as long as you have the necessary expertise for the field. It can be a merit for your part if you specialize in a specific type of gardening. You will be offering personal and on-site consultations, after all, and you should be able to give advice that only stems from expertise. Expertise can be acquired by attending any course on gardening consulting from the National Garden Clubs Inc.

Aside from expertise, here are some of the requirements that you will need to satisfy if you wish to become a gardening consultant.

Certifications in Gardening Courses

Certification is sometimes not necessary, depending on what type of consulting you are planning to do. In the case of gardening consultants, certification can be acquired by attending four courses offered by the National Garden Clubs Inc. The certification should also be maintained by attending a course in Gardening Study Schools, or any refresher event approved by the GSS chairman on your state.

Managing your Schedules

Aside from learning about gardens, learning about organizing yourself is important to becoming a garden consultant. You can start by learning good time management, and organizing your things and activities everyday. You’ll be surprised at how being organized can help you win more clients than the competition.

Networking for your Gardening Consulting Business

Having a wide contact base is important in the business of consulting. These contacts are responsible for a large percentage of referrals that point to you when someone needs others to help them with their gardens. You can start by passing out calling cards to all your friends and, if you’re bold enough, to homeowners that have a sizeable lawn that will look nice for gardening. You can also try advertising on the Internet, and in your local newspapers and billboards.

In terms of effectiveness and cost, people are turning into Internet advertising. Compared to posting advertisements in local newspapers and yellow pages, there is virtually little cost to maintain the advertisements in the Internet. The Internet also reaches out to wider audiences since a lot of people are using it to find all their needed information.


  • Patti arm riser said on July 21, 2012
    I am interested in becoming a gardening consultant. I do not know how to set fee or billing amount for my services? do you have any ideas? Thanks patti
  • daniel beginner adviser said on December 6, 2012
    i am interested in starting an organic gardening consultancy in Kenya. but i don't know where to start. kindly assist, || Organic Farming Consultant

  • Biplab Das said on July 31, 2013
    i am opening a childreans computer training center(5-15years). give me suggestion. location-west bengal. 24 pgs(n). basirhat. champapukur
  • DR. KYEI MENSAH said on September 9, 2013
    I want to start a gardening consultancy business at Cape Coast, CENTRAL REGION, GHANA. Kindly, show me the way forward.
  • patrick muge said on February 1, 2014
    should to start a consultancy, i have passion in management, having done business administration, project management option, was thinking about gardening. need your advice
  • Wilda Gritt Hartzog said on January 4, 2015
    how can i start a gardening consulting business in Louisville, Kentucky n Charleston, SC
  • Shoeb Shaikh said on February 6, 2015
    I am based in oman. And i wish to start garden consulting. Please advice. You can share the profit in case you are interested in this project.
  • priti said on March 18, 2015
    i am interested to start gardening consultancy in Mumbai kindly advise.
  • Richard Djossa said on June 25, 2017
    I want to start a gardening consultancy business in Tema, GREATER ACCRA REGION, GHANA. Kindly, show me the way forward.
  • Evance said on July 9, 2017
    Am Evance, a professional in Agriculture. I want to start gardening consultancy, please i need advice on how to start and build net work.
  • V Scola said on July 12, 2018
    Hello, I am a trained Gardener and also an artist trying to make an online gardening business. I already have a Facebook page called Mini-Gardens.


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