Rose and Cottage Gardener

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Start Date: ASAP  Compensation: $22

Old Westbury Gardens is looking for a part-time horticulturist to perform routine garden maintenance in our rose garden and surrounding areas. This role has the potential to become a full-time position.  


  • General gardening tasks including but not limited to deadheading, pruning, watering, weeding, planting, mulching, and fertilizing.
  • Switching out seasonal plantings.
  • Blowing off pathways of debris, leaves, etc.
  • Maintain a pleasant disposition with our visitors and answer their questions.


  • A current horticulture student or recent graduate of a horticulture program is preferred.
  • Experience working in a formal garden setting.
  • Ability to kneel, squat, and bend for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 40+ pounds when necessary.
  • Experience with small equipment including backpack blowers and line trimmers, or a willingness to learn.

Additional Information

  • 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, weekdays.
  • Up to 40 hours per week.
  • Occasional weekend work may be required.

Contact Information

Old Westbury Gardens
Contact Name: Gaby Kantor
Phone: please, NO phone calls.