Senior Gardener

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Start Date: March  Compensation: $24+ hr

Family owned, New York City based garden design and maintenance company looking for a experienced gardener to work from the beginning of March to early December. Most clients are located in Manhattan. Work sites include: public spaces, private gardens, courtyards, rooftops and terraces.


Currently, we are looking for a gardener to work with our experienced staff.


  • Site Assessment: Identify and address horticultural and maintenance tasks to be completed in green spaces.
  • General Garden Maintenance: Weeding, pruning, planting, digging, transplanting plants and shrubs, raking, watering, distributing mulch, unloading trucks, mowing, and other landscaping tasks.
  • Execute: Plan, prepare and execute gardening and company related tasks with management, crew members or independently.


  • A minimum of three years experience in landscaping or horticulture (must be able to provide references).
  • Able to work in fast pace environment while ensuring quality in all installation and maintenance tasks.
  • Strong communication skills with both team members and management on all logistic and garden related tasks.
  • Must be a able to take direction, work collaboratively with crew members and have confidence to take tasks on independently.
  • Must have working knowledge of trees, shrubs, perennials and native plants and how to properly maintain, prune, shape, soil preferences, etc.
  • Attention to detail of horticultural tasks, tool maintenance and client property.
  • Must have a “can do” mentality with a strong work ethic, willingness to learn,  and a positive attitude.
  • Must be responsible and punctual throughout the season.
  • Physically able to work outside in all weather conditions and lift over 50 pounds.
  • Must be respectful and forward facing to clients.
  • Being bilingual is a plus

Additional Information


  • Compensation based upon experience ($24+ hr). Opportunity for advancement!
  • Travel compensation
  • Paid holidays

Contact Information

Gardens of Distinction
Phone: 6467715050