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Orchid Grower
Category: Horticulture


Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Orchid Grower

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens, Inc., a world premier horticultural-display garden, has an opening for a full time conservatory gardener to take charge of the Orchid Collection. This is the largest taxonomic collection at Longwood.  They will join 7 other gardeners who manage over 4000 taxa in 3.5 acres of conservatories that make up the centerpiece of Longwood’s world-renown displays.

Responsibilities include:

  • all aspects maintaining and displaying the 6,500 plants of 2,000 orchid taxa
  • assisting other gardeners
  • ordering supplies
  • receiving and delivering plants
  • periodic weekend, holiday, and evening duty is required

Minimum requirements include:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture with emphasis on conservatory collections
  • working knowledge of greenhouse technology, environmental control systems and irrigation
  • two years of experience managing plants in a greenhouse. 

The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and communication skills with experience working as part of a team.  Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to obtain a Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator’s license and a forklift operator’s training certificate.

We offer an excellent starting salary and an outstanding benefits package.  Please mail your resume with salary requirements to:  Longwood Gardens, Inc., Human Resources, P.O. Box 501, Kennett Square, PA  19348. Fax (610) 388-2079 or e-mail- jobs@longwoodgardens.org.  To find out more about job opportunities at Longwood Gardens please refer to our website, www.longwoodgardens.org.  EOE.

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