Garden Supervisor

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Halsted Welles Associates is a well-established New York City garden design/build firm specializing in urban gardens. Based in Brooklyn, we are a multidisciplinary team of architects, designers, engineers and horticulturists. We design, install and maintain high-end rooftop, terrace and townhouse gardens primarily in Manhattan.

An opportunity exists in HWA for a professional Garden Supervisor with experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm for plant culture. Our Supervisors manage multiple gardens, interface with clients, and lead garden crews through seasonal maintenance and installation activities. The candidate should have a high standard of presentation, show a talent for planting design and a working knowledge of horticulture.


  • Supervise a diverse rotating gardening crew in a positive manner and lead them towards the accomplishment of daily goals
  • Use professional communication skills with superiors, crew and clients
  • Train crew on horticulture skills needed to maintain a garden such as planting, transplanting, pruning, and maintaining healthy trees and shrubs
  • Utilize knowledge of the cultural and maintenance needs of ornamental trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals
  • Oversee maintenance of garden hardscapes and systems, including irrigation and lighting
  • Use Composition, balance, color and design in planning and planting seasonal garden transitions.
  • Apply knowledge of plant nutrition, IPM, and disease in treating and maintaining health of plants.
  • Manage installations and projects
  • Maintain the design intent and presentation established for each garden
  • Comply with office workflow in a timely manner (i.e. timesheets, workorders, etc.)


  • Education in Horticulture, related field or comparable experience
  • Solid supervisory, project management, and organization skills
  • Horticulture skill set that includes plant identification, pruning, managing plant health and growth, and knowledge of IPM practices
  • A professional, positive attitude as both team leader and team member
  • Must be able to carry a 50lb. load up and down stairs
  • Must show enthusiasm for working in all types of weather

Preferred Experience:

  • NY Pesticide Applicator Category 3A Certification
  • Valid Driver License with excellent driving record

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Halsted Welles Associates