Seasonal Fine Gardeners
If you are passionate about plants and want to expand your repertoire, consider joining our team in caring for a stunning, 1903 Olmsted-designed private estate on Boston’s North Shore. With seven acres of plantings you will have the rare opportunity to work with a diverse and sophisticated plant palette ranging from seaside to woodland. There are extensive formal perennial borders, a water garden, a rose garden, a vegetable and cutting garden, native woodland gardens, and many shrub borders — all meticulously maintained using ecologically sound methods.
Enjoy a tremendous opportunity for professional growth as you work with our expert staff, brainstorm plants, and refine your gardening skills. (In our windy oceanfront location, everything from Ammi to ornamental grasses is pea-brushed or staked. Learning how to do it in a way that is both gracefully natural and hurricane-proof is one of the greatest challenges, but also one of the most rewarding.) While we work at a productive pace, we take the time to do things right. Best practices and techniques are used, exchanged, and taught.
This coming season we are looking for two outstanding gardeners: vibrant individuals with a discerning eye, dedication to detail, and strong work ethic.
- Strong horticultural knowledge, including familiarity with botanical names. A degree or certificate in horticulture or a related field is preferred.
- The ability to work independently or with a team, with a shared commitment to orderliness and cleanliness.
- A minimum of one full season of comparable experience — so you know that weeding, watering, and working outside in all weather conditions are all part of the job. (Happily, lawn mowing and irrigation are not.)
These are seasonal, full-time, hands-on positions. Hourly compensation is extremely generous, and there is the potential for an especially strong performer to assume a year-round position.
The estate is a beautiful and rewarding environment in which to work, with involved and appreciative owners. A person dedicated to working to the highest standards will take satisfaction from being part of a hard-working (but fun-loving) team that understands and values people with a similar sense of aesthetics.
Please email your resume and a detailed cover letter reflecting your interests and expectations to: OlmstedGardeners@gmail.com