Garden Designers and Builders (part-time or full-time)

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Design by Plants is looking for help designing, building and stewarding 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 and permaculture farm. The majority of our clients and our office are currently in Ditmas Park and central Brooklyn.


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

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


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 shaping integrated, ecological and carbon neutral urban green spaces. 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 to

Contact Information

Design by Plants
Contact Name: Anne Wiesen