Nursery Grower Assistant

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc.
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
United States

From $38,000 To $40,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description
Plant Delights Nursery is looking for a Nursery Grower Assistant to be a part of our plant-growing team. This is a fast-paced job for a passionate plant nerd, working with the growth of nearly 2000 different plant taxa.

We are Plant Delights Nursery/Juniper Level Botanic Garden, a perennial plant nursery established in Raleigh in 1986, offering unique, rare, well-grown, and properly named perennials to passionate gardeners around the world. We have one of the most extensive perennial trialing programs in the country. Our concern goes far beyond selling plants! Despite being best known as a nursery, we exist for our work as a private 28-acre botanical garden and plant research facility focusing on ex-situ plant conservation, plant exploration, breeding, and propagation. We are a family-owned company with a mission to support research, education, and the exploration of plants through the sales of unique perennial plants.

Our nursery and garden provide an opportunity to work indoors and outdoors year-round, so we have a casual dress code, a diverse staff, and a friendly working environment.


Watering, Fertilizing, Pruning, Spacing, and other tasks associated with growing containerized plants

Scouting of crops in production

Communicate with the lead grower and IPM specialist regarding scouting and crop health evaluation

Assist with supervision of seasonal nursery staff

Work with stocking specialists to ensure that only top-quality plants are released for sale

Record computer data regarding plants as needed

Employee Classification: Hourly (non-exempt) Permanent Full Time

Compensation: $38,000 to $40,000 Annually based on experience

Benefits: We offer an extensive benefits plan that includes Health, Dental & Vision Insurance, Life Insurance & a company-matching Simple IRA. We also have paid Public Holidays, PTO & Vacation days.

Standard Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm + eight open nursery and garden sales weekends each year

Job Requirements

*Preference is given to those with a degree in Horticulture or Botany
*Passion for learning about plants
*In-depth knowledge and understanding of plants and plant growth
*Good understanding of plant nomenclature
*Self-motivated and able to work at a fast pace
*Climatically durable and able to lift 25-50 lbs. and be active on your feet for 8 consecutive hours
*Detail oriented