Head Gardener/Professional Horticulturist
Foras Studio is a small landscape design firm based in Brooklyn, New York. We are seeking an energetic, responsible and experienced Horticulturist to maintain 30-40 mainly residential gardens.
In this new position you would provide courteous and professional regularly scheduled horticultural care for gardens designed and installed by Foras Studio. You would maintain your own schedule in close consultation with the partners, and travel between clients at your discretion when working alone.
Each maintenance visit would involve regular garden tasks such as dead-heading, staking, training, checking irrigation, and leaving each garden tidy and inviting. Seasonal chores may include hedging, mulching, composting, fertilizing, wrapping evergreen shrubs, etc. Large tools and required resources are provided on site.
A thorough assessment of plant health would be performed during each visit, including: evaluating soil moisture and basic fertility, identifying pest and disease outbreaks, appraising formative pruning needs, etc. Resultant tasks would be coordinated in consultation with the partners.
A maintenance database would be updated regularly recording your actions, observations, recommendations, etc.
We are a small firm and do much of our own schlepping so it is necessary that candidates be able to lift 50lbs and perform other rigorous garden chores. In addition to the above, your assistance may be requested for garden installations as the maintenance schedule permits.
Compensation is negotiable, competitive, and based on knowledge, experience and education.
Please email your cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.