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Head Gardener

Job Number: 18696

Permanent   |  Toronto, Ontario   |  Posted on Aug 22, 2018 ← Back

Position Overview:

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.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage extensive perennial beds, a large lawn, vegetable gardens, and a naturalized ravine
  • Supervise a full-time seasonal Junior Gardener
  • Manage numerous professionals, such as arborists, horticulturists, irrigation teams and lawn specialists who also service the garden
  • Ensure that the grounds including patios, decks and pool are kept well-tended at all times
  • Manage all inventories relevant to the garden
  • Use, update and maintain an extensive garden manual
  • Keep to a clearly defined monthly schedule
  • Manage all administration and expenditures relating to maintenance of the garden
  • Oversee pool contractor
  • Performs related duties as required ?


Applicant Qualities:

  • Extensive horticultural experience is required
  • A minimum of 10 years working experience in a similar position
  • Preference for a candidate who has attained Master Gardener certification
  • 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, is also essential
  • Strong English communication skills
  • Able to anticipate needs and manage time effectively
  • Must maintain privacy and confidentiality at all time
  • Exercise diplomacy, discretion and respect appropriate boundaries
  • Must have a valid, clean Ontario driver’s license (class G) ?
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada ?


Excellent salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should apply with resume to jobs@charlesmacpherson.com

Please refer to Job ID: 18696


Job summary


Charles MacPherson Associates

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Toronto, Ontario

Start Date

Aug 22, 2018

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