Experienced Urban Gardener / Irrigation Technician

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Start Date: 03/01/2023 or sooner  Compensation: 22-30/hr

HILARY FINN GARDENS is a growing boutique landscape studio providing design, installation, and horticultural maintenance services. We are looking for employees who are excited about and love gardening.

We are hiring a full-time (35+ hrs/wk) Experienced Urban Gardener / Irrigation Technician in New York City as a member of our garden services crew. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who likes to get their hands dirty and enjoys working outdoors. We are looking for a candidate with (2+) years of relevant experience including working with automated drip irrigation systems. Maintenance service requires taking meticulous care of plants and garden spaces as well as a professional demeanor when interacting with clients and their staff. Our portfolio includes a wide variety of spaces from Manhattan penthouse terraces to Brooklyn back yards. Come and grow with us!

Location: New York City primarily Manhattan & Brooklyn - offices based in Carroll Gardens
Seasonal, full time (March - December) with possibility to continue part time on the off season.
Competitive pay ($22-30/hr to start), commensurate with experience.


  • Plant Maintenance: perform plant maintenance with the direction of Lead Gardener including but not limited to weeding, pruning trees, shrubs and perennials, deadheading, training vines.
  • Gardens Maintenance: perform garden maintenance tasks including cleaning surfaces and sweeping patios and sidewalks.
  • Irrigation System Servicing including some familiarity with building 1-2 zone automated drip irrigation systems. Some irrigation experience is required for this role.
  • Planting and installations


Required Qualifications:

  • Dependable, punctual, with an excellent work ethic
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience
  • Willingness to work in all weather
  • Able to carry 50lbs comfortably, and in good physical health
  • Positive attitude, ability to be flexible and a willingness to be able to shift gears to accommodate the unexpected
  • Works well as a part of a crew, and is also able to work efficiently independently
  • Takes pride in your work and is motivated to consistently go above and beyond what’s expected
  • Enthusiasm and interest in horticulture, urban gardening, and container gardening a huge plus!
  • Neat and tidy appearance
  • Two professional references will be required before hiring

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Valid Driver’s License and comfort driving a sprinter van in NYC
  • Low Voltage Lighting Systems Experience
  • Integrated Pest Management / Pest identification skills
  • Familiarity with regional plants and relevant horticultural practices

Additional Information


Contact Information

Hilary Finn Gardens
Contact Name: Hilary
Email: hilary@hilaryfinngardens.com