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A year-round, full time position caring for the 8 acre residential gardens and grounds on a larger farm property in Dorchester County, Maryland.

Principally responsible for the care, maintenance and improvement of the lawns, gardens and grounds around the main residential area of a vintage property including ornamental and edible beds and plantings, greenhouse, driveways, walkways and garden structures as well as the care and basic maintenance of tools and equipment used, while preserving and enhancing the original design concepts of this historic property.

Under the direction of the property owners and their agents, working in collaboration with the General Manager, Farm Manager, and property staff. 40 hours per week, flexible scheduling as needed.

Duties will also include advising on other properties with potential short-term travel involved.

Qualifications: Gardening/Horticultural or landscaping experience and/or suitable education.

Salary to be determined with health benefits, paid time off, etc., and including the option of a complimentary onsite 2 bedroom home. 

Potential for a supporting position for spouse with Equine and land care experience.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • -Working knowledge of best horticultural practices and techniques including soil management and improvement, plant identification, propagation, pest management and seasonal care.
  • -A strong interest in flowering herbaceous bedding plants and a knowledge of proper pruning techniques for a variety of ornamental shrubs and trees.
  • -A strong interest in historic garden preservation.
  • -A strong interest in and knowledge of organically grown edibles.
  • -Ability to safely operate power equipment, commercial grade mowers and tractors.
  • -Knowledge of proper and safe chemical use and Integrated Pest Management with a preference for organic methods.
  • -Awareness of safety issues and willingness to use any personal protective equipment needed.
  • -Valid driver’s license.
  • -Basic computer skills.
  • -Willingness to seek educational and professional development opportunities.
  • -Self-motivated and attentive to details with good time management skills. 

Please send resume with contact info to: poketygardener@gmail.com 

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