Head Gardener

Job Description

A love and knowledge of plants and ornamental gardening is required. Must devote self to client’s enjoyment of their gardens through leading and working alongside a small, dedicated crew of other gardeners. Will direct crew in weeding, proper trimming, mulching, planting/transplanting, and general garden care. Will find interest and accomplishment in putting their creative mark on their work every day. Education and experience in ornamental gardening and/or horticulture (identification, planting, soil health, disease and pest treatment, etc.) required.  Alacrity, leadership, honesty, communication, organization must be shown. Innovation, the desire to take personal ownership of our brand, and the ability to push the envelope are key.

Job Requirements

  • Observe and recognize gardening needs in a client’s garden.

  • Meet with clients regularly to receive requests and address needs.

  • Give recommendations to clients on how we can more effectively care for their garden and make it more beautiful.

  • Give instruction and guidance to a crew of 2-3 dedicated gardeners - track hours and costs, boost morale, help in hiring, work with scheduler.

  • Communicate issues and complaints between client and owners.

  • Drive truck and small trailer. Use power tools. Lift 100+ lbs.

  • Securely house a truck at their residence.

Job location - Ann Arbor, MI

Salary - Higher than average - $18-25/hr, benefits package including health, performance bonuses. Company truck. 

Full-time with limited winter hours.

Additional Training/Certification opportunities available

Background check, clean driving record, and drug test required


Position to be filled by May 2019

Send descriptive cover letter and resume with referrals to neil@atzingergardens.com

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