Gardener - Private Estate - Western Suffolk County

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Start Date: ASAP  Compensation: $15-$25 per hour based on experience

  • Hands-on gardener wanted to maintain private waterfront estate with over 4 acres on the North Shore of Long Island in western Suffolk County
  • Property was originally designed by Olmsted and includes historic landscape elements and specimen plantings.
  • Horticultural students are welcome to apply.
  • 25-30 hours per week - days flexible - May to mid-December - ability to work weekends preferred
  • This position has potential for increased responsibility and extended employment.


  • General gardening tasks including but not limited to planting, watering, pruning, deadheading, weeding and fertilizing
  • Designing, installing and maintaining annual plantings in beds and planters
  • Overseeing weekly lawn care provided by outside landscaper
  • Blowing of pathways and removal of debris
  • Pruning and shaping shrubs, topiaries and climbing plants
  • Maintaining aesthetics of overall property
  • Removing invasives from trees, shrubs and beds
  • Overseeing mid- and end-of-season service provided by outside landscaper
  • Does not include any lawn mowing or heavy maintenance work


  • 1 to 3 years of horticultural experience
  • Knowledge of horticultural practices and ability to identify plants
  • Knowledge of hand pruning
  • Interest in fine gardening and garden design
  • Self-starter with an artistic eye who can work alone or as part of a team

Contact Information

Private Estate
Contact Name: Dana
Phone: 718-446-0506