Gardener / Horticulturist

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Compensation: $25 - $30/hr

Eco-conscious gardening company ISAIAH’S FIGTREE is hiring a Gardener/Horticulturist for the 2023 season and beyond. We are a team of freelance gardeners working all over Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and western Long Island.

JOB SUMMARY: Garden independently and/or with other gardeners in commercial and residential urban gardens all over Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.


  • Work is seasonal, from mid-March through mid-December.
  • Estimated weekly work hours are 20 - 30 according to season, weather, and client demand. Flexible schedule with unlimited vacation days (given 2 weeks notice to management). 


  • Commensurate with experience and expertise. Paid lunch breaks.
  • Delayed signing bonus of $500 offered after 9 months of satisfactory work ($750 if using your own vehicle)
  • Bonuses offered for good reviews from clients, and commissions offered for any new clients brought by the gardener.


  • Communicate effectively and promptly with coworkers and clients
  • Pick up small truck, plants, and materials for daily jobs
  • Park truck and deliver plants/materials efficiently and courteously to clients
  • Take pre-work/post-work pictures
  • Plant and install new garden elements
  • Manage and maintain various urban garden spaces (this includes but is not limited to: eco-friendly methods of plant care, pest management, and weed management; plant watering, transplanting, pruning, mulching, etc)
  • Clean up; sweep and bag trash, recycle, and compostables separately
  • Deliver trash, compost, and recycling to drop off sites if necessary
  • Drop off truck
  • Follow up with clients after completion of work
  • Clean tools
  • Take notes about the day’s work and communicate to coworkers


  • Solid knowledge of general horticultural practices such as plant ID, planting, pruning, etc. Minimum 2 years of professional gardening experience and/or horticultural school;
  • Valid NY Drivers License; comfortable driving a small truck around NYC
  • Ability to work with honesty, integrity, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to take direction but also work independently and problem solve
  • Knowledge of garden tools and their proper use
  • Ability to lift up to 50lb. at various times throughout the day
  • Energetic, motivated and hardworking
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work well and communicate with a diverse community
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems, hardscaping, and landscape lighting a big plus

Contact Information

Isaiah's Figtree
Contact Name: Zack
Phone: 917-484-0602