A mid-town Toronto estate is seeking a full-time, year round salaried Estate Gardener.
The garden is internationally acclaimed and is maintained at the highest standards.
The candidate for this position will manage extensive perennial beds, a large lawn, vegetable gardens, and a naturalized ravine. He/she will oversee a full time seasonal Junior Gardener, and will manage numerous professionals, such as arborists, horticulturists, irrigation teams and lawn specialists who also service the garden.
The successful candidate will manage all inventories relevant to the garden, help to upkeep an extensive manual, keep to a clearly defined monthly schedule and manage all administration and expenditures relating to maintaining the garden.
The Head Gardener also ensures that the grounds including patios, decks and pool are kept well-tended at all times.
Extensive horticultural experience is required as is a minimum of 10 years working experience in a similar position. An in depth knowledge of plant materials, plant and tree diseases, pruning strategies, soil conditions and watering needs will be required to succeed in this role. A strong work ethic and an understanding that gardening hours are erratic and seasonal, are also essential.
Preference will be given to candidates who have obtained a certificate as a Master Gardener.
Applicants should have a strong work ethic, strong English communication skills and the ability to anticipate needs and manage time effectively.
In addition the applicant must maintain privacy and confidentiality at all times, exercising diplomacy, discretion and respecting appropriate boundaries. They must also have a professional personal presentation.
The applicant must possess a valid, clean Ontario driver’s licence (class G) and must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
Excellent compensation and benefits for the appropriate candidate.