Vegetable & Flower Gardener

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Start Date: ASAP  Compensation: Commensurate with experience

A Northern Westchester estate is seeking an experienced Organic Vegetable & Flower Gardener. The position is seasonal; full-time, with the potential for year round employment for a qualified, motivated self-starter. 

The estate’s gardens most relevant to the position include a formal vegetable garden, with additional beds of berries, a cut flower garden, a production-oriented vegetable garden, a propagation greenhouse, and a display greenhouse. The formal vegetable garden is 3000 ft.². The Vegetable Gardener will work alongside and learn from our estate gardeners to ensure the highest quality of horticulture and design across the garden.



  • The daily care and maintenance of our propagation house, vegetable garden(s) and berry orchard; Growing and maintaining the gardens, with heavy focus on vegetable, herb and cut flower propagation, scheduling, and record keeping, including daily logging of completed work tasks & sowing/transplanting schedules.
  • Installing and managing crop rotations and successions.
  • Harvesting and processing vegetables, herbs and berries.
  • Communicating with the Head Gardener and house staff regarding weekly harvests and availability.
  • Monitoring, recognizing and reporting any signs of pest, disease or cultural problems to our Head Gardener, and following through with organic solutions & treatment; recordkeeping of treatments and applications.
  • Working in conjunction with other gardeners and landscape crew on large projects throughout the property from time to time, as needed.


  • Horticultura/Agricultural education or demonstrated professional gardening experience and a desire to further your horticultural knowledge.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work efficiently; Can follow directions and complete assignments with attention to detail.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical work and a willingness to work in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Ability to properly use provided tools and equipment including shovels, rakes, digging forks, hand shears and loppers to complete necessary tasks.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and experience manipulating spreadsheets.
  • Ability to be flexible in a fast paced and dynamic environment where priorities shift due to variables like weather, scheduling and events.

Additional Information

Ideal candidates will have strong knowledge of vegetable/fruit production, knowledge of greenhouse propagation and management and the ability to implement and maintain seed sowing schedules and best practices regarding organic vegetable production. Familiarity with pests and diseases common in growing crops needed. Please submit resume and cover letter to

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