Estate Gardener

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Large and complex, private estate in Millbrook, NY looking for a hands-on, team-oriented gardener. Working under the supervision of the Director of Conservatory & Gardens this gardener is expected to participate in all facets of horticultural work including greenhouse care, vegetable garden care, and care of perennial and annual displays throughout the estate.

Working Style

  • Discreet individual with ability to work as a team member. A self-starter who can relate well with others in an organized, efficient manner with a high level of accuracy, attention to detail, and follow-through.
  • Ability to exercise judgment. Good time-management and general organization skills. Ability to listen closely and follow direction.
  • Approach each day with a positive attitude and be supportive of coworkers.
  • Strong moral compass and unquestioned professional conduct.
  • Must maintain the confidentiality of a private employer.

This position is a full-time, year-round opportunity (winter may include a modified work week) with a full benefits package. Compensation commensurate with experience.
Applicants must pass a background check. If interested please submit a resume and cover letter.



  • Degree in horticulture and at least 3 years of experience in the horticultural field. Greater experience may be substituted for educational requirement.
  • A fundamental background in greenhouse care and growing, vegetable and flower gardening. General gardening skills and experience are required including soil preparation, planting, plant maintenance, pruning, propagation, produce harvesting, etc.
  • Applicants should have good plant knowledge balanced with a learner’s mindset.
  • Superb communication skills, a passion for plants and gardens and a sound work ethic are essential.
  • Applicants must be able to lift 40 lbs., be physically fit, willing to work in a variety of weather conditions, and be familiar with the proper use of a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Possess or be willing to acquire a NYS Pesticide Applicator’s License.

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