Gardener/Horticulturist/Garden Ecologist

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Start Date: March 2023  Compensation: $20-22/hr

About The Valley Gardener
The Valley Gardener (TVG) is a prominent garden design studio in the Hudson Valley caring for over 50 gardens, including private residences and local businesses. Our team works with clients from concept to installation, creating sustainable gardens and landscapes with an emphasis on ecological landscape design and organic horticultural sustainability. 

About the Position
The Valley Gardener is seeking gardeners to join our team for the 2023 season with potential for long-term growth within our company. We are a growing team, working together to care for our gardens. 
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Wage: Starting $20.00 - $22.00 per hour, based on experience


  • Flexible schedule
  • (After 3 months) 5 paid personal days and 5 paid vacation days for full time employees
  • Weekly hours and schedules range seasonally. We anticipate 30-40 hrs/wk, mid-March-November

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Shay David at



  • Arrive on time each day prepared with tools, water, lunch, sunscreen and anything else you personally need for the day
  • Practice garden care– planting, dividing, weeding, mulching, pruning, deadheading, watering, etc using best horticultural practices
  • Monitor for pests and diseases.
  • Work in conjunction with other gardeners and take feedback, training, and instruction, while also working independently.
  • Remain flexible as daily schedules shift due to weather and demand
  • Meticulous and detail-oriented, having a high standard for professionalism, quality, and cleanliness while working with high-end clientele & properties


  • Must possess some knowledge of plants, and interest for continued horticultural learning 
  • Able to lift 50 pounds and perform strenuous labor in all weather conditions
  • Have a valid driver’s license and transportation to various properties within Hudson Valley, within approximately 30 mile radius of Rhinebeck area
  • Positive attitude and energetic disposition
  • Reliable, punctual, trustworthy, hardworking
  • Able to take instruction and willingness to ask questions
  • Strong verbal communication skills

Contact Information

The Valley Gardener
Contact Name: Shay David