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Stonegate Gardens is situated on over 5 acres of land in Lincoln, MA; near the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Codman Farm, and Walden Pond. We take pride in our unique selection of trees & shrubs and provide the highest quality of perennials, annuals, & tropical plants.

 We are currently seeking extraordinary people who love working with customers to deliver exceptional service and support in our beautiful greenhouses, nursery yards, and residential clients. Stonegate Gardens offers a fun, fast-paced, challenging environment. We are committed to maintaining a work environment that encourages trust, hard work, efficiency, self-motivation, initiative, continuous improvement and teamwork.

 

Open Positions:

 

Perennial Manager

Nursery Manager

Horticulturalist: Fine Gardeners & Container Designers

 

Email resume to theshop@stonegategardens.com

We're Hiring

Perennial Manager

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Hourly

Job Summary: The Perennial Manager will be dedicated to assisting customers in successful perennial selection, planting, and care. They should have an interest in both horticulture and garden design. They will study perennial growing trends and develop a good relationship with growers in order to curate a well-rounded selection of perennials for customer purchase. The ideal Perennial Manager will be outgoing and enjoy intensive customer interaction. They will ideally possess patience, flexibility, and have the ability to think on their feet. Stonegate employees also have the option to cross-over and collaborate in other areas of the company. These areas include: nursery, greenhouse, design, fine gardening, merchandizing, planting installation and home decorating for the holidays.

Responsibilities:

  • Design layout of the perennial yard for ease of customer movement and purchasing.
  • Create and display signs for perennial yard.
  • Create perennial merchandise displays in order to feature new and interesting perennials and to attract customers.
  • Purchase all perennials for:
    • Retail sales
    • Customer special orders
    • Concierge use
    • Landscape jobs
  • Unload perennial deliveries from trucks.
  • Check deliveries to make sure that we have received all the perennial plant material that we will be billed for.
  • Organize/place all perennials according to sun/shade requirements.
  • Organize/place all perennials in order for ease of customer purchase.
  • Merchandizing and endcap displays
  • Make sure all perennial plant material is being watered by irrigation and spot water when necessary.
  • Assist all customers in the perennial yard or make sure they are being helped.
  • Respond to customer phone calls and emails regarding perennials in a timely manner.
  • Supervise the work of part-time, seasonal laborers.

Requirements:

  • Ability to identify and provide basic care instructions for a large variety of common perennials, both native and non-native.
  • Ability to identify and remedy common perennial pests and diseases.
  • Knowledge of perennial botanical names.
  • 2 to 3 years experience in a retail setting.
  • Coursework in horticulture or 5+ years gardening experience.
  • Ability to be on feet for 6 to 8 hours per day.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Ability to identify and provide basic care instructions for common trees and shrubs preferable.

Nursery Manager

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Hourly

Job Summary: The Nursery Manager will be dedicated to assisting customers in successful >>>>>The ideal Nursery Manager will be outgoing and enjoy intensive customer interaction. They will ideally possess patience, flexibility, and have the ability to think on their feet. Stonegate employees also have the option to cross-over and collaborate in other areas of the company. These areas include: nursery, greenhouse, design, fine gardening, merchandizing, planting installation and home decorating for the holidays.

Responsibilities:

  • Create merchandise displays in order to feature new and interesting perennials and to attract customers.
  • Purchase trees & shrubs for:
    • Retail sales
    • Customer special orders
    • Concierge use
    • Landscape jobs
  • Unload deliveries from trucks.
  • Check deliveries to make sure that we have received all the perennial plant material that we will be billed for.
  • Organize/place all trees & shrubs according to sun/shade requirements.
  • Organize/place all trees & shrubs in order for ease of customer purchase.
  • Merchandizing and endcap displays
  • Make sure all tree & shrub plant material is being watered by irrigation and spot water when necessary.
  • Assist all customers in the yard or make sure they are being helped.
  • Respond to customer phone calls and emails regarding trees & shrubs in a timely manner.
  • Supervise the work of part-time, seasonal laborers.

Requirements:

  • Ability to identify and provide basic care instructions for a large variety of common perennials, both native and non-native.
  • Ability to identify and remedy common perennial pests and diseases.
  • Knowledge of perennial botanical names.
  • 2 to 3 years experience in a retail setting.
  • Coursework in horticulture or 5+ years gardening experience.
  • Ability to be on feet for 6 to 8 hours per day.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Ability to identify and provide basic care instructions for common trees and shrubs preferable.

Horticulture:

Fine Gardener:

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Hourly

Job Summary:

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about plants, horticulture and the landscape design/build profession. The right candidate will have the ability to work closely with clients on their gardening and maintenance needs. An understanding of plants, pruning, and a basic understanding of irrigation are required. Professional education, accreditation and any Pesticide Licensing is a bonus.

  • Oversee, identify and maintain diverse plantings of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, grasses, and bulbs on client sites
  • Oversee, manage and monitor irrigation of plantings, especially during time of establishment and drought
  • Perform seasonal landscape work including pruning, clean-ups, bulb planting, dividing and transplanting, leaf removal, weeding and any other garden chore related to maintaining planting beds and landscapes.
  • Develop and document, report, and catalog plant and site-related information in client garden journal
  • Observe and determine the need for fertilizers, soil amendments, and mineral additives and apply as needed
  • Identify diseased plants and pest infestation and take proper corrective measures and as regulated under Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources’ Pesticide Board. Keep current and report license # to administration when available
  • May gather, grow, and maintain special plant materials
  • Inspects for and eliminates hazards in gardening areas
  • May perform special floral decorating duties for special client events.
  • Plant shopping and delivery to client site
  • Operate & minor repair power gardening equipment such as edgers, trimmers, blowers, sprayers, and cultivators
  • Make minor repairs and adjustments to sprinkler systems
  • Adjusts and performs minor maintenance on power gardening equipment, gardening tools, and all types of sprinkler systems
  • Learn the characteristics of new equipment in the field of gardening and grounds maintenance and update skills to adapt to changing technology

 

Container Designer:

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Hourly

Job Summary:

Stonegate Gardens has an opportunity for a Container Designer to join our team. A Container Designer specializes in the creation of handcrafted planter arrangements curated with indoor and outdoor plants: succulents, tropicals, annuals, perennials, natives, vegetables, herbs evergreens, other plant material, and mixed mediums. Arrangements can be made to order, selected in store, but are mainly installed on customers’ properties.

Responsibilities of a Container Designer:

  • Design and assemble indoor and outdoor planter arrangements. Arrangements can be custom (per very specific and individual customer requests), or cash and carry.
  • Utilize the full plant pallet in your designs from our expansive inventory of indoor and outdoor plants: succulents, tropicals, annuals, perennials, natives, vegetables, herbs, evergreens, seasonal and other plant material. · Listen to individual client needs and recommend design solutions.
  • Collaborate with other designers to create trend-setting, profitable containers that exceed client expectations and meet all brand standards.
  • Take ownership of the client relationship throughout the sales process. We are looking for a creative, inspired, receptive, trend-setting, client-focused, team player with the following qualifications:
  • A portfolio that demonstrates the breadth and depth of custom arrangements – potted, stems, and mixed mediums.
  • Previous experience creating custom potted planters preferred. Alternatively, related experience from the floral industry would be beneficial.
  • Sales and relationship building experience where you have expertly provided client service and met sales goals.
  • An outgoing and kind personality, who is a good listener, and able to professionally give and receive design critiques per our design standards.
  • Ability to stand on your feet, lift/push/pull up to 40 pounds, and adaptable to indoor and outdoor environments.
  • A two or four year degree in horticulture or landscape design would be a plus.
  • Our interview process will include creating an arrangement pursuant to a specific design aesthetic.
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