Estate Head Gardener

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Start Date: Immediate Start

​Reporting to the Estate Owner and supporting the Estate Property Manager as a full-time employee, the Estate Head Gardener will be responsible for coordinating all garden activities, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Plant and weed identification; maintenance of perennials, grasses, vines, shrubs and trees; pest identification and management; training, pruning and deadheading;
  • Maintenance and supervision of installation of all plant material, including trees;
  • Communication with and supervision of all landscape sub-contractors and design professionals;
  • Implementing a plan to build all necessary garden infrastructure, including set up of a work station, garden shed, compost pile, brush pile, mulch pile, and all other necessary materials, tools and garden work-related areas;
  • Communicate and meet as needed with the Estate Owner and Estate Property Manager to receive and provide updates, discuss design, planting, budgeting and process;
  • Maintenance of all garden related tools, machinery, and work spaces. Monitoring of irrigation systems throughout the property;
  • Operate tools including hand pruners, rakes, shovels, loppers, and weed whacker.



  • Valid driver’s license and experience driving vans/trucks;
  • An education background in arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, plant sciences, landscape management, or a related field is encouraged; or 5+ years’ gardening experience;
  • Ability to perform strenuous manual labor and work in all weather conditions and seasons;
  • Detail-oriented, observant, organized.

The Estate Head Gardener will be expected to exhibit high professional standards in communication with all professionals; subcontractors and staff. The right candidate will be organized, well-spoken and knowledgeable.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to with the position title noted in the subject line. The position begins immediately. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes comprehensive benefits.

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Southern Connecticut Estate