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Job: Horticulturalist/ Estate Gardener, Andalusia Estate, Andalusia, PA
Horticulturalist/ Estate Gardener
Andalusia, PA 19020 United States
Competitive Salary based on Experience plus attractive benefit package
Andalusia is approximately a 90 acre estate of the Biddle family located 13 miles from Philadelphia on the Delaware River in Lower Bucks County, PA. The property is divided in half, with one side owned by the Andalusia Foundation and open to the public as museum and gardens. The other side of the property remains the private residence of the Biddle family. The Andalusia grounds are comprised of mature trees, formal gardens, mixed perennial beds, a rose garden, cut flower gardens, expansive hedging, meadows and pastures. The property also has small greenhouses and a solarium. Andalusia is managed by a full time garden staff of four , plus additional seasonal employees. The position reports to the Head Gardener.
Gardeners would be involved in duties such as:
-Planting trees and shrubs, perennials, and annuals
-Garden and garden bed maintenance including pruning trees, hedges, and shrubs
-Greenhouse and interior plant maintenance and plant propagation
-Invasive Weed Control
-Cut flower production, floral designs and seasonal pot displays
-Assist with tour openings, closings, and other duties as needed
-Work as a team or independently
-Do physical work including, bending, stooping, reaching, climbing ladders, and lift at least 30lbs
-Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions (e.g. heat, cold, light rain)
-Have a valid driver's license and be able to work with a variety of equipment
-A degree in Horticulture/Landscape Design and/or working experience is a plus
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