Gardener

College of William and Mary

Virginia,  Virginia
Horticulture

The gardener(s)may specialize in either flowers or vegetables, or may cover duties in both realms. The gardener(s). The gardener(s) will cultivate gardens with appropriate plants, planting and caring for them with watering, weeding, pruning, and pest and weed control. The gardener works in concert with the Buildings and Grounds Superintendent to select cultivars and plant them at the appropriate time and in the right locations. The gardener will prune and fertilize shrubs. The gardener(s) will often be required to assist the groundskeeper(s) with grounds maintenance, especially after storm events. The gardener will interpret the Highland garden to the public as needed.

Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent. Knowledge of basic horticultural practices. Previous experience in planting and maintaining flower or vegetable gardens (as appropriate). Some experience with shrub and small tree care. Ability to apply pesticides and herbicides.

Preferred Qualifications Some college coursework. Knowledge of historic plants and cultivation practices. Interest or experience in interpreting the historic landscape or gardens to the public. Certification in Pesticides



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