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Horticulturist & Natural Lands Gardener

The Hay, Honey Farm
130 Stevens Lane
Far Hills, NJ 07931
United States

Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $20.00 To $30.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

     The Hay, Honey Farm is a privately owned arboretum/garden in Bernardsville, New Jersey. The property features about twelve acres of gardens, which hold collections of Rhododendron, maple, oak, holly, dwarf conifers, as well as perennial borders and a vegetable garden. The remaining property is comprised of woodlots, hay fields, riparian buffers, and conservation lands.

We currently have a full time, year-round position available for a dependable, self-motivated individual. The Horticulturist & Natural Lands Gardener works in both the gardens and natural lands  and completes a team of five. The work is diverse and encompasses all aspects of large property management, caring for turf, trees, shrubs, vegetables, perennials, and areas under restoration. Daily work varies with the season to include invasive species control, including the timely application of herbicides, turf and trail mowing, tractor work, arboriculture & firewood production, tree & plug planting, pruning of woody and herbaceous plants, conservation seedings, mulching, weeding, watering, composting, and more. This is a year-round 40-hour per week salaried position in a positive work environment.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
       To apply please send a cover letter and resume to Hilary at



Job Requirements
Applicant must have a working knowledge of common landscape plants and invasive species. Two years experience are preferred. Applicants must also have the ability to apply herbicides, operate mowers (including zero turn), tiller, chipper, shredder, compact utility tractors, string trimmers, chain saws, and 4WD truck, and hold a clean, valid driver's license. Experience with PTO tractor implements a plus. Applicants must be able to maintain a quick but neat and detail oriented work habit and be able to lift and carry 50 lbs.
Applicants must also be able to communicate effectively and take instruction & responsibility for completion of tasks in a timely manner, and work outdoors in all seasons and weather conditions.