Horticulturist/Landscape Designer – Junior-Intermediate

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Start Date: Immediate  Compensation: $25 - $32 per hr

Design by Plants is looking for a Horticulturist and Landscape Designer with a minimum of 2 years of experience and the ability to move flexibly between studio and site. 



This part to full time position combines the responsibilities of a Horticulturist and a Landscape Designer. As a small firm we are able to offer our employees a broad opportunity to learn and contribute across all areas of garden-making. We ask all of our employees to become competent across the fundamentals of designing and constructing gardens. This requires a knowledge of plants, natural systems and ecosystems, basic construction in wood and stone and skillful design communication through renderings and drawings. Flexibility and an ability to support multiple efforts is important.


The ideal candidate will be passionate about plants and rebuilding ecological systems, be a team player with great people skills, be flexible and creative, be resourceful and a problem-solver.

  • Excellent communication, organizational and planning skills
  • A demonstrated capability in site inventory and analysis
  • A demonstrated capability in garden and landscape design
  • A demonstrated capability in sketching, drafting and the production of design drawings
  • An ability to format and manage spreadsheets for project cost estimation and tracking
  • A demonstrated knowledge of plants, their ID, culture and care requirements
  • A basic understanding of garden elements, materials and basic construction processes
  • A basic understanding of garden irrigation and low voltage lighting systems
  • Competency with CADD and/or image editing/computer graphics software (AutoCAD and Adobe Suite capabilities an plus).
  • Driver’s license and good driving record. Travel and an occasional overnight may be required.
  • An ability to lift 50 lbs and assist in the movements of plants, soils and construction materials
  • Completion or commitment to complete OSHA 10-Hour General Industry certification within 90 days of employment
  • A strong desire to help us strengthen plant communities and teach others how to steward the living systems essential to reducing climate chaos and supporting life on this planet

Additional Information

Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating your interest in the position. We are seeking help through December 22 with a 4-5 days per week commitment. Potential to continue full-time for the right individuals

Contact Information

Design by Plants
Contact Name: Anne Wiesen
Email: anne@designbyplants.com