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Category: Horticulture

The Holden Arboretum
Kirtland, Ohio

Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013





The Holden Arboretum has an opportunity for an experienced Horticulturist to take responsibility for one of our five, themed gardens. Holden is one of the largest natural arboreta in the United States. Established in 1931 on 100 acres of land, Holden currently manages over 3,600 acres in Lake and Geauga counties, with 3,000 acres of natural areas and 600 acres of horticultural collections and displays, registering more than 16,000 plants and over 2,100 species.


The Horticulturist will: use sound horticultural principles to create sustainable landscapes and ensure plants are grown and cared for under optimal conditions to support their hardiness and longevity; participate in short and long range planning activities guided by Holden’s strategic objectives; and assist in the setting of goals to accomplish those objectives. In addition, this person will: take initiative for: record-keeping; developing improvements for themed gardens that maintain their design integrity; planning and scheduling garden tasks; leading and instructing seasonal workers and volunteers; leading garden tours; and performing other tasks as may be required.


Candidates must have a minimum of five (5) years experience in garden management and/or professional horticulture utilizing sustainable techniques, and be able to identify and treat pests and plant diseases. A strong knowledge of woody and herbaceous plants with an emphasis on rhododendrons and shade gardens is expected. A Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, botany, or similar degree is preferred and a valid driver’s license with an approved driving record is required.


Review of applications with begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  


Qualified applicants should submit a resumé online with salary requirements at



Posting Date:  February 2013

Closing Date:  Until Filled





The Holden Arboretum Is an Equal Opportunity, ADA Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace

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