Horticulture Jobs & Internships

Current Job Openings

Landscaper Sales and Customer Service

T&L Nursery, Inc. is located 30 miles east of Seattle, in the Sammamish Valley, between Redmond and Woodinville. For over 30+ years we have taken pride in producing quality plant material for Independent Garden Centers and Landscapers in the Pacific Northwest.
The Role: Provide efficient and courteous customer service by telephone and or personal contact for our landscape customers.

Essential Responsibilities

  •  Answer telephone or greet customers at counter
  • Provide information, availability and help our walk in customers
  • Address customers questions and resolve complaints
  • Maintain appropriate paperwork
  • Expedite communication and services between customer and coworkers verbally or via written communications.
  • Build relationships with customers and give them a professional experience

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Organized, with ability to prioritize and track multiple projects
  • Strong data analysis and critical thinking skills
  • Computer skills necessary in MS Office
  • Proficient mathematical skills
  • Works well both independently and as a part of a team
  • Passionate about plants
  • Self-motivated
  • Willingness to work in all weather conditions is require
  • Spanish is a plus

Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a little flexibility.

For more information and to apply please call (425) 885-5050

Nursery Sales Associate

Woods Creek Nursery is a retail, wholesale, and grower nursery situated on 20 serene acres along Woods Creek in Monroe, Washington. We grow much of our inventory as well as procure plants from a variety of distinctive growers. We offer everything from groundcovers and grasses, to shrubs, hedge material and caliper trees. We offer unique and hard-to-find specimen trees, a huge variety of Japanese maples and a wide assortment of native plants. We offer our material to our retail customers, landscapers, landscape architects, contractors, designers, and garden centers. We enjoy educating our customers on plant selection and care while providing the highest quality plants and trees.

Position Overview

The Nursery Sales Associate is the main point of contact for our clients and is responsible for identifying their needs and educating them on the unique offerings at Woods Creek Nursery. This position assesses the client's designs and identifies plants best suited for various landscapes; soils, exposure, location slope, etc. He/she processes sales transactions for both retail and wholesale clients, answers incoming phone calls, helps maintain accurate inventory and signage, and utilizes computer proficiency, plant identification and knowledge of native plants.

The Nursery Sales Associate will also support other nursery duties as needed,which include but are not limited to counting, tagging, pruning and moving plants, arranging and maintaining displays as well as administrative tasks. The successful person in this position will be self-motivated, energetic and willing to support all members of our team at Woods CreekJob Responsibilities

  • Drive sales by assessing clients' needs and identifying best suited plants.
  • Process retail and wholesale sales using Quickbooks.
  • Fulfill retail and wholesale orders from our own stock and, if necessary, assist with procurement of any additional stock from our fellow growers/wholesalers.
  • Assist with plant signage and inventory.
  • Assist with the organizing, cleaning and stocking of greenhouses as well as assisting with various tasks; such as merchandising, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Plant identification knowledge and an in-depth understanding of native plants (required)
  • Previous nursery experience (1+ year degree in Horticulture may substitute)
  • Computer experience/proficiency (required)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity when necessary, and accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Clear, consistent communication
  • Ability to work: standing, sitting, bending over or kneeling; to lift heavy & awkward objects, up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • Must be available 1-2 weekend days and part-time weekdays.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

Additional desired qualities include: environmentally conscious, detail oriented, self-motivated, energetic, and professional.

Compensation will depend upon experience and/or education.

Interested candidates please submit resume to info@woodscreeknursery.com

21028 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272 
(360) 794-6823

Garden Maintenance

Fancy Plants Gardens is seeking an employee for our maintenance division. Candidates should be able to work maintenance equipment such as mowers, line trimmers, blower. Plant recognition is important with some coaching available from the crew lead. Reliable transportation, driver's license, attention to detail, able to work alone with limited supervision. Compensation D.O.E.

Call Susan Browne. (425) 350-7253 for an in person interview.

Hiring immediately.

Estate Gardening and Maintenance

Meadowscapes is a small landscaping company near the Cascade foothills. We provide estate gardening services to clients in Sammamish, Redmond, and Bellevue. We are looking for a self motivated, positive person 2 days a week. Scope of job would include weeding, pruning, raking leaves, maintaining a cutting garden and veggie garden, using a blower and wheelbarrow, among other tasks. If you love working outside and want the flexibility of a part time job, this could be the perfect fit for you! Starting pay would be $28/hour, for the first 3 months while training is being provided. I can be reached by phone or email, phone is preferred (text or call).

Meadow Cook (206) 919-8497
meadowscapes@hotmail.com

Full Time Counter Sales Position(s), Puget Sound Plants

Puget Sound Plants is looking to fill the counter sales position at our Maltby Wholesale Nursery Location. Our counter sales staff is responsible for creating relationships while providing sales assistance to customers in an efficient manner. Essential job duties include: meeting and greeting customers, providing sales assistance (placing orders, quotes and offering suggestions) and answering phones.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Job Requirements

Plant knowledge is essential; we are looking for an enthusiastic, upbeat person(s) who can thrive in a fast paced work environment. Familiar and comfortable with computers. Able to maintain a good working relationship with all employees and customers. Must be prompt and dependable.

Benefits

A retirement program is available to employees. Vacation available after one year. Compensation depends on experience. 

Please email your resume to: Joe@psplants.com

No phone calls please.

Assistant Grower

We’re looking for people interested in intellectually challenging and physical work. Starting Pay is dependent on experience.

Responsibilities

  • Scouting plants for disease, pest and maintenance issues with guidance of the lead grower.
  • Recording and communicating steps and procedures used to achieve results on trials/ procedural changes to the lead grower.
  • Maintenance and other associated nursery labor involved with plant care.
  • Care for seed program or other specific crops and/or programs.
  • Application of chemicals and associated record keeping.

Job Requirements

  • Must be able to lift, carry and move 20-50lbs
  • Must feel comfortable using or learning to use heavy equipment including tractors, spray rigs and power tools.
  • Must be willing to work Saturdays and after normal operating hours with schedule flexibility.
  • Must be willing to handle and apply pesticides, fertilizer and other agricultural chemicals while adhering to safety standards and wearing required PPE.
  • Must be willing to work outside in varying conditions with jeans and long sleeve shirt daily.

Preferred

  • 1-2 years nursery or landscape industry experience
  • Formal education in Horticulture
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English)

After 90 days you become eligible for the following benefits

  • Sick leave and Holiday Pay
  • High-value health insurance
  • Retirement plan

Interior Plant Technician

GreenStone Designs creates award winning containers in Seattle and on the Eastside. Our customers are the most important part of our business and every employee plays a valuable role in assuring them of that. We are a growing company with an inspiring work environment and people who are fun to work with. We offer competitive salaries DOE and have NO seasonal layoffs.

The Interior Plant Technician’s primary responsibility is to perform interior and some exterior horticultural maintenance for our residential and commercial clients. This includes, but is not limited to; watering, grooming, pruning, plant cleaning and identifying pests and/or disease.

Our Expectations

  • 6 months interior plant maintenance experience.
  • Knowledge of plant identification of common interior plants.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Patience.
  • Tenacity.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Flexible and adapts to change easily.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Solution driven - ability to recognize and solve problems with minimal direction.
  • Comfortable working independently and with a team with minimal supervision.
  • Sound decision making, demonstrating initiative and accountability.
  • Reliable transportation and comfortable navigating downtown Seattle and the Eastside.
  • Willingness to work in all interior and exterior environmental conditions (weather, air condition, heat, etc.).
  • Accessibility. Reliable electronic communication; text, email and phone.
  • Professional communication skills with clients and staff members.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent standing, walking, reaching, pushing, pulling and lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasional use of 8-10’ ladders.
  • Adaptability to environmental conditions; weather, noise, etc.

Please visit us at greenstoneseattle.com to see some of our work and to apply.

GreenStone Designs does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor.

Gardener

HarpScapes Gardening LLC. We have an immediate opening for a gardener to join our small team of professionals. Work is part time, 5-6 hrs per day, for two to five days per week, depending on your availability. We take care of residential gardens in the Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond areas. Gardening tasks include pruning shrubs and small trees, deadheading, raking, weeding, mulching and planting. We also design and maintain seasonal and year-round containers.

Qualifications

Experience with and knowledge of plants, basic gardening skills and/or a horticulture background are ideal qualifications, though just as important are a positive attitude, reliability, attention to detail, and a willingness to learn more. On the job training will be provided.

Other Requirements 

  • A valid drivers license and operating vehicle
  • Ability to manuever safely on uneven surfaces and climb a ladder
  • Ability to carry up to 30 lbs
  • Ability to work in most weather conditions
  • Ability to interact positively and responsibly with clients and other teammembers

Base starting pay is $18.50/hr (more with experience) with opportunities for increases at 6 months and a year. If this sounds like a good fit for you please send your resume or qualifying information about yourself and your experience level to spharp@hotmail.com or call (425) 445-7819 HarpScapes Gardening LLC

Horticulture Internships

Internships offer valuable experience in a variety of fields. Updated regularly.

Sacred Seeds Educational Intern

This position at Bastyr University will coordinate with K-12 schools (especially tribal and title I schools) to schedule, plan and implement seasonal field trips rooted in the tend, gather, & grow curriculum/principles. Note: depending on COVID-19, these field trips may be offered virtually or in-person. Design, research and compose ethnobotany adventures written curriculum and activities for K-12 classrooms, to be offered through the sacred seeds virtual education portal. Design, film and edit engaging educational videos for virtual sacred seeds offerings and maintain youtube channel.

Hiring Range $14.00 to $16.00 per hour

Location Kenmore Campus

Work Schedule flexible, 4.5 hours per week

Please visit the school jobs website for more information and how to apply.

Seasonal Color/Holiday Assistant Paid Internship

Sander Groves Landscaping is a high-end residential landscape company. Our Seasonal Color Department is looking for a creative, energetic person to help install and maintain seasonal color plantings at East side accounts.

Job Description

Must possess a great attention to detail, excellent communication and organizational skills, a good work ethic, and be able to perform tasks independently and in team environment. Horticultural experience beneficial. WSDL and clean driving record required. Full time / Part time with flexibility and Benefits. Wage DOE.

Apply

Call Michele B. Walker, Seasonal Color Manager

(425) 868-2200

Or send resume to Michele B. Walker.

2021 Mentorship in Sustainable Agriculture

Application Information

The application for the 2021 Mentorship in Sustainable Agriculture at Carnation Farms is now open until end of day February 4, 2021. 

Requirements

Applicants should be committed to becoming a farmer and eager to learn in order to reach their goals. They should be comfortable following instruction and guidance from the Carnation Farms Mentors and other Carnation Farms staff, working outdoors in adverse weather conditions, operating heavy equipment, and learning in a classroom academic environment. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate experience in one or more seasons of farming or in an agricultural food production setting. The program requires physical work, including the ability to lift 50 pounds. Since shared onsite bunk-style housing is provided at an affordable rate, the applicant must work and live cooperatively and harmoniously in community. Carnation Farms will accept five farmers-in-training for 2021.

Stipend and Benefits

Farmers-in-training will be paid a stipend of $1095 (gross before taxes) every other week. Housing (rent and utilities) on Carnation Farms property is provided at an affordable rate, available April 2 to November 30, 2021. Those choosing not to live onsite will need to make their own living arrangements at their own cost. Because of space limitations, we are unable to provide housing for spouses, partners, or children. Also, we are unable to accommodate pets. Carnation Farms provides workers compensation insurance and company-paid holidays. Health insurance and other benefits normally provided to full-time employees are not provided.

Key Dates

February 4, 2021  Deadline is midnight to submit Application Form and resume
February 8, 2021  We will shortlist candidates and contact to schedule an interview.
February 10-17, 2021   Onsite or virtual interviews at Carnation Farms, offers extended.
April 2-4, 2021   Move-in for shared onsite housing.
April 8, 2021   Mentorship program begins.

How to Apply

The application for the 2021 season is here Mentorship Application

Questions?

Please contact our Director of Agriculture Production  Tiffany Cooper