Horticulturist

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A prominent estate on the Gold Coast of Long Island is looking for two passionate horticulturists to assist with the care and development of its unique grounds. The 7-acre organic property includes extensive perennial and shrub borders, woodland garden, knot garden, vegetable and cut flower garden, numerous seasonal container displays, greenhouses, koi ponds and water features. Additionally, the waterfront property is home to many birds including peacocks, chickens, pheasants, and guinea hens.

The ideal candidates will have a genuine interest in gardens and the natural world. The available positions are suited forindividuals with 2-5 years of experience working in gardens, private or public, who are looking for an engaging and unique garden to call home. Each horticulturist will be responsible for distinct areas of the garden according to their strengths as well as general duties such as snow removal. Each horticulturist will work together with the existing team of groundskeepers to maintain the property and report directly to the Property Manager and Owners. These are full-time, year-round positions that include benefits and have the potential to be live-in.

Commuting assistance can be offered to NYC residents.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Perform horticultural tasks including planting, pruning, weeding, watering, deadheading, mulching, and some lawn care.
  • Maintain annual and perennial container displays
  • Assist with greenhouse maintenance and snow removal
  • Available to work occasional weekends as needed

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Formal horticultural training is viewed highly but extensive practical experience is preferable
  • Two years’ experience or more as a gardener/horticulturist in the private or public sector.
  • Wide range of plant identification and knowledge of care will be necessary.
  • Willingness to work amongst exotic birds, dogs, and other family pets.
  • Ability to work with a team as well as independently
  • Experience with typical garden tools and machinery
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs on a regular basis.
  • Punctual, hardworking, and self-motivated

Additional Information

Contact Information

Sands Light
Contact Name: Jillian Branam-Reid
Email: sandslight10@gmail.com
Phone: 917-494-7381