Assistant Gardener

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Start Date: Immediate  Compensation: $18-22 per hr commensurate with experience

Full Time and Part Time Assistant Gardeners sought to maintain and install residential landscapes in white glove buildings throughout Manhattan under the direction of senior staff. We provide on-the-job training and are committed to developing the skill set of our gardeners. Our portfolio of cutting edge projects includes living walls, green roofs, a façade of window boxes and a grove of fruit trees on a West Village rooftop. Blue Dahlia is a new and growing company providing landscape design, construction and horticultural maintenance services.


  • Work with a crew of enthusiastic, highly motivated gardeners
  • Plant and transplant trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, groundcovers, annuals, and bulbs
  • Prune trees and shrubs for form and deadwood
  • Deadhead perennials and annuals
  • Weed
  • Select and procure plant material from local nurseries
  • Monitor and treat for pests and diseases using methods approved for organic gardening


  • Valid Driver’s License. Experienced driver with a clean driving record who is comfortable driving a cargo van strongly preferred
  • Basic gardening skills gained through either paid or volunteer work
  • Enthusiasm and interest in urban horticulture and ecology
  • Willingness to learn and develop skills
  • Be in excellent health and able to easily lift and carry 50 lbs repeatedly
  • Neat and tidy appearance
  • Willingness and ability to work in inclement weather. We work on roof tops in full sun on hot, humid days in July and August, on cold rainy days in April and in the winter when the temperature is barely above freezing
  • Dependable, punctual, with an excellent work ethic
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent references

Additional Information

Compensation: $18- $22 an hour commensurate with experience
Benefits: Health & Dental Insurance provided for all staff working at least 30 hours weekly
Professional development allowance after 1 year
To Apply: Please send résumé and cover letter to

Contact Information

Blue Dahlia Horticulture & Landscape Design