The Gardener performs all levels of garden and grounds maintenance required to maintain the highest aesthetic standards throughout the property. The Gardener serves as a representative of Tryon Palace while engaging and interacting with visitors, volunteers, and special event guests. This position is responsible for general daily care of landscape and works to improve appearance of the gardens. Requires weekend work on a regular rotation and as needed for special events. Must be able to organize work schedule, determine priorities and maintain effective work relationships. This position requires the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Provide general daily care of landscape including trees, shrubs, and annual and perennial beds which includes detailed weeding, watering, fertilizing, mowing pruning, shearing hedges and applying pesticides.
The Gardener prepares seasonal high-quality horticultural displays in assigned garden areas for public view. Maintains lawns, marl paths, sidewalks and mulched beds.
Proposes planting plans, selecting culturally adapted and historical plantings, to improve appearance of the gardens.
Contributes to educational quality & historical accuracy of horticultural exhibits.
Answers public questions regarding gardens & plantings.
Supports special events by preparing gardens & grounds for interpretive/educational events & third-party events.
Provides customer service at bi-annual heritage plant sale and holiday Candlelight event.
High School of General Educational Development diploma and two years of progressive experience in horticultural work; or an associate’s degree in agriculture and natural resources, greenhouse and ground maintenance, horticulture technology, landscape gardening or closely related field from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Associate's Degree in Horticulture and two years of continuous garden experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Certified Plant Professional preferred.
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