Garden builder & gardener (full-time, part-time)

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Compensation: $18 - $26/hr

Design by Plants is looking for team members to help build and steward gardens in Brooklyn and Kerhonkson, NY. Our work seeks in every way to create more restorative natural environments, rebuilding ecological communities and reconnecting our clients to plants and the living world. We are architects, artists, artisans and horticulturalists designing and building beautiful and productive gardens, weaving the natural and built worlds. Our Ulster County location is being developed as a nursery, regenerative farm and education center. We have clients in both Brooklyn and Kerhonkson.


As a small design/build firm we ask our employees to assist us in many aspects of garden-making. This will include

  • Installing and caring for plants
  • Installing and maintaining irrigation systems
  • Constructing wood and stone garden structures (fences, walls, patios, planters, pergolas, etc)
  • Collecting and delivering plants and materials
  • Research, design and planning of gardens and their elements
  • Drawing plans and creating presentations


We will consider applicants with 2-10 years of horticulture, garden design, gardening and/or garden construction experience. We require a strong interest in being a part of a team exploring more integrated, ecological and carbon neutral approaches to landscapes and urban green space. A bicycle will be useful. A driver’s license will be necessary, as will the ability to move heavy materials from time to time.

Additional Information

We offer a competitive compensation based on experience. To apply please email a letter of interest and resume.

Contact Information

Design by Plants
Contact Name: Anne Wiesen