Greenhouse Grower


Longwood Gardens
P. O. Box 501
Kennett Square, PA 19348
United States

Industry
Horticulture
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time

Job Description

Longwood Gardens, Inc., one of the world’s premier horticultural display gardens located in Kennett Square, PA, has an opening for a full-time Greenhouse Grower. They will join 11 other growers, producing almost 1400 unique floral crops, in 4.5 acres of greenhouses and container fields, used to create Longwood’s world-renown displays.

 

Internationally recognized for innovative, and dynamic horticultural displays, our property consists of over 1100 acres, both public and non-public. In addition to the greenhouses, the public gardens consist of indoor and outdoor gardens and landscapes designed by Longwood’s Founder Pierre S. du Pont and some of the greatest landscape and garden designers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Longwood also has considerable natural lands and perimeter properties.

 

This is a unique hands-on position requiring attention to detail. The grower will be part of the team’s transition to a new, state-of-the-art growing complex where they will take responsibility for 10,500 square feet of crop production in the new facility. This individual will be involved in all aspects of crop production including: transplanting, potting, repotting, staking, tying, grooming, watering, fertilizing, pest management, setting environmental control parameters, and receiving and delivering plant material. Periodic weekend, holiday, and evening duty is required.

 



  
Job Requirements
Minimum requirements include a two-year or four-year post-secondary degree in Horticulture with emphasis on Floriculture. Ideal candidates will have strong organizational, communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills, as well as demonstrated experience of working proactively to meet deadlines. They will be equally effective working as part of a team and independently, and will supervise and mentor students, seasonal employees, and volunteers in proper greenhouse growing techniques on a regular basis. A valid driver’s license is required as is willingness to obtain a Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator’s license and a forklift operator’s training certificate.
Company
Longwood Gardens
Madelyn Underwood
P. O. Box 501
Kennett Square PA 19348
United States
Longwood Gardens Madelyn Underwood