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Gardeners, or Gardening Professionals, improve and maintain the beauty of landscaped environments by installing landscapes and maintaining the appearance of existing grounds. Responsibilities highlighted on sample resumes in this field include creating sustainable and pleasing environments around buildings, terraces, rooftop gardens, and businesses by reading and interpreting blueprints and diagrams; and cutting, trimming, and edging walks, flower beds, and walls. There are no formal education requirements for becoming a Gardener, although some employers prefer to hire candidates with a high school diploma or equivalent on their resumes.

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1

Chef /educator/gardener

Managed kitchen staff that included at-risk students training program.

  • Conducted training for youth participants that included life, kitchen, and safety skills.
  • Created new recipes and processes to improve the effectiveness of the kitchen.
  • Participated in fund raising efforts for Curt's Café (503b corporation)
  • Planted and managed urban garden.
Candidate Info
34
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Culinary Arts
BS
Family And Consumer Science
MA
Sustainable Food Systems
2

Assistant Gardener

Assisted owner and lead gardeners in the maintenance of over 25 properties.

  • Planted and maintained a variety of herbaceous and woody plants.
  • Executed and performed planting, transplanting, watering and fertilizing.
  • Conducted and performed pruning, hauling brush, raking and weeding.
  • Harvested and maintained vegetable gardens.
  • Created seasonal planters.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
C
Computer Graphic And Web Design
BA
Liberal Studies
3

Gardener Associate

Responsible for all areas of plant production to include propagation, potting, pruning, irrigation, fertilizing, pest management, and seed collection. Assisted in planting and maintaining the display garden.

  • Clerical work to include data entry, filing, answering the phone, scheduling meetings, copying, and taking meeting minutes. Sorted and answered mail. Used MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher.
  • Executed plant orders to include pulling and cleaning plants, tagging plants, preparing transfer sheets, supplying plant information sheets, and packaging plants for Museum Shop and Distribution Center delivery.
  • Managed seed program, including seed packaging and inventory, fulfilling orders, seed collection.
  • Edited garden articles for the Foundation website and marketing campaigns, researched plant varieties and their history.
  • Created Center for Historic Plants displays for educational and marketing purposes.
Candidate Info
60
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
English
4

Retail Gardener

Cared for plants and gardens daily, watering, planting, weeding, and performing chemical treatments as needed.

  • Assisted customers in garden planning and care advice.
  • Completed transactions, answered phones, addressed questions, researched and priced new products, cleaned and organized store and merchandise.
  • Periodically assisted florist shop.
  • Researched and fulfilled plant orders from catalog greenhouse.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
AS
Graphic Communications / Marketing
5

Lead Gardener

Managed and oversaw crew of approximately 5-20 workers

  • Executed garden and small landscape operations
  • Maintained grounds for private residences and local business properties
  • Oversaw crew performance while facilitating and instructing on proper procedures
  • Communicated daily responsibilities and specific job details to crew
  • Responsible for day organization, i.e., breaks, lunches, time management of specific tasks
  • Collaborated with property owners on design and detailed requests
  • Drove and navigated crew to job locations in a safe and timely manner
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
6

Head Gardener

Provide care and maintenance of gardens and containers at golf club. Duties include: designing and installing perennial gardens and annual container features; growing annual flowers (cutting garden) for table vases in tavern; growing herbs for kitchen; maintaining woody plants; directing/advising grounds crew on pruning and deadheading techniques; collaborating with event coordinator for outdoor venues (gazebo and pavilion).

  • Propagated annuals and perennials saving club $1000+ annually.
  • Implemented program to grow, cut and provide fresh flowers for tables in the restaurant and tavern daily.
  • Designed and installed members' annual flower bed.
  • Created and coordinated composting activity for kitchen and grounds.
  • Recommended use of organic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides that was implemented.
  • Designed and installed mini beds around each tee-marker.
  • Installed 1050 plants in island parking lot.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Marketing
7

Gardener / Housekeeper

Executed a diverse list of duties often under a tight time constraint.

  • Performed effectively both individually and as part of a team.
  • Designed and installed gardens to improve aesthetic appeal of landscapes.
  • Provided exceptional customer service.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
BA
Writing
Managerial Communication
8

Temporary Gardener 2

  • Performed varietal gardening and grounds maintenance activities
  • Contributed high standards of customer service, client safety, and peak appearance of grounds
  • Completed independent tasks and collaborative efforts
  • Balanced priority assignments with scheduled maintenance
Candidate Info
29
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
AA
Associate of Arts
9

Head Gardener

Coordinated with contractors and different departments to complete the tasks within timelines.

  • Supervised execution and maintenance of landscaping and grounds management.
  • Looked into the procurement of different types of plants as per the requirement.
  • Interfaced and coordinated on aspects of designing layout, pruning, maintaining espaliers, division of perennials and planting of bulbs.
Candidate Info
25
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
HS
Liberal Arts / Science
10

Gardener

  • Prepared and graded terrain, applied fertilizers, seeded and sodded lawns.
  • Planned lawns and plants and cultivated them, using gardening implements
  • Conducted and performed hauling brush, mulching, and pest control.
Candidate Info
9
months in
workforce
3
months
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BA
Computer Science

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