The work our landscaping contractors do is very varied. Today their fields of activities are just not mainly landscaping work such as landscaping and maintaining gardens, private and public parks, but also of increasing importance for European landscaping contractors is the landscaping of leisure centres and sports grounds, greenery for roof gardens and facades, greenery for back yards, indoor gardens, creating slow traffic areas, landscaping roads and accompanying paths etc. as well as the renaturalisation of stream beds.
The landscaping sector is an industry with a future in Europe. Most of the 74,000 medium sized landscaping businesses employ less than 50 staff per company. The industry as a whole employs more than 350,000 staff and the number is increasing.
European landscaping companies are proud of their large number of apprentices . On average the percentage of apprentices is eight percent of the employees. This demonstrates how many young Europeans regard the profession of landscape gardener as one with a future and how serious the companies take their responsability towards vocational training.