Head Gardener

| Sands Point, Long Island, NY, United States

Posted Date 9/23/2020

Head Gardener

Looking for a passionate horticulturist who can care for the landscapes, extensive gardens and greenhouses, of a large estate, with mature and established plantings. The ideal candidate will be a highly creative and hands on gardener, who has experience and an understanding of organic gardening techniques, lawn care, seasonal garden bed planting and an eye for design, as well as knowledge of, and interest in orchids, tropical plants and greenhouse management. Ideally, the candidate will be someone who also has experience and enjoys working with exotics, as well as small farm animals. And ultimately they will develop a close working relationship with the homeowner to continue to develop and enhance the property to its fullest potential. Full-time, year-round position, which includes the management of 3 full-time grounds keepers. A passion for flower arranging. Experience with animal husbandry Experience with vegetable garden design, installation and maintenance. A strong knowledge of specimen tree care. 3A pest management certification.

Associates Degree or greater in Horticultural Sciences, or considerable and well documented in-field experience. A minimum of 3 years experience in private or public gardening or urban horticulture. Ability to drive, with a clean US driver’s license (required). Ability to work weekends and long hours as required. Love of animals and ability to care for various species. Able to lift and carry supplies and materials. Ability to work alone and as part of a team. Bilingual (Spanish & English preferred).

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