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Head Gardener, Charles MacPherson Associates, Toronto, Canada

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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 Please refer to Job ID: 18696

Closing date: 22/10/2018


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