Estate Gardener

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Compensation: $25-30/hr

Private home in Orange County NY is looking for an ambitious candidate to participate in reimagining a lost estate and its gardens. The estate, coming in close to twenty acres, was once know for its magnificent grounds. It was in the same family for over a hundred years and was recently acquired by its new owner who is looking to restore it to the former glory for which it was renowned. 

The ideal candidate will be somebody who is passionate about their work, as well as take on the smaller projects on their own initiative. They should also have an appreciation of historical landscapes and architecture. The position is located in Cornwall On Hudson and would require a minimum of 3 days per week.


The right candidate would be eager to assist in the following:

  • Working closely with the owner, designers and project manager on achieving the plans at hand.
  • Ripping out old shrubs and trees.
  • Planting new plant materials throughout the grounds.
  • Maintaining existing and new plantings- pruning, fertilizing, looking for pests/diseases and treating them.
  • Assist in building and planting new cutting and vegetable gardens, as well as harvest them as needed.
  • Hand watering all new plantings until a full irrigation system is implemented.
  • Working closely with outside contractors working on various projects relating to the grounds- including lighting, fencing, gate construction or any structures being built or rebuilt.
  • Mowing the lawns, edging and possibly snow removal in the winter.
  • Rebuilding stone pathways throughout the property.


  • Previous horticulture experience, with the ability to identify different plants.
  • Ability to lift heavy items occasionally.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Ability to thrive completing a variety of tasks.
  • Good communication skills.

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