Gardener / Horticulturalist

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Compensation: $22-30/hour

HWA is looking for gardeners to join our Horticulture team who can implement maintenance and seasonal tasks under the direction of a Garden Supervisor while upholding HWA standards of integrity, aesthetics, plant health, environmental consideration, and awareness of hardscape conditions.

About HWA: Halsted Welles Associates is a well-established New York City Design-Build-Maintenance firm specializing in rooftops, terraces, and townhouse gardens. Our talented, multi-disciplinary team of garden enthusiasts includes designers, engineers, horticulturalists, artisans, and support staff who are committed to the creation of restorative spaces that integrate artistry and natural ecological systems into the built environment.


  • Assist Garden Supervisor in garden service maintenance visit tasks
  • Participate in all horticultural activities - planting, pruning, fertilizing, and bed maintenance
  • Maintain hardscape reflecting HWA standards
  • Alert supervisor to all site conditions and plant health issues
  • Observe safety and security procedures; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; apply feedback to improve performance; monitor work to ensure quality


  • Ability to take direction well and complete multiple tasks with detail and proficiency; problem solving
  • Interest in urban horticulture, sustainability, the environment, and motivated towards the development of professional gardening skills
  • Presentable appearance; professional demeanor and communication with supervisors, crew, and clients
  • Ability to carry a load of 50 pounds up and down a flight of stairs
  • Enthusiastic towards regularly working outdoors year-round and in varying weather conditions
  • Adapt well to changes in the work environment; able to deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events; maintain consistent attendance and punctuality
  • Follows instructions, respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions

Preferred Skills and Experience: 

  • Gardening experience including planting and pruning (personal or professional)
  • Coursework in horticulture
  • Working knowledge of irrigation/lighting systems
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Able to accommodate extended workweeks and overtime hours during peak work periods or for specific jobs, potentially including some weekends when required
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Additional Information

$22-30/hour; part-time or full-time hourly position; tools, uniform, PPE provided; benefits include M/D/V, bonuses, holidays 
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to

Contact Information

Halsted Welles Associates