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Horticulturists perform various gardening duties in settings like nurseries, parks, and botanical gardens. Sample resumes in this field indicate duties such as grooming the grounds for the executive's main entrance, as well as the employee entrances; planting designs for the raised flowerbeds; and designing large feature beds that can be seen from the corners of the adjacent streets. Those who wish to become Horticulturists can advance their careers by having an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree in the field of horticulture on their resumes.

1

Horticulturist

Managed all retail sales and perennial bed maintenance on a 2 acre farm.

  • Created custom container gardens for existing customers using annual, perennial, succulent, and edible plant stock.
  • Managed a team of three employees to oversee projects on the farm.
  • Organized and led public events including plant workshops and seminars.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Horticulture
2

Horticulturist

Managed watering and fertilizing programs to grow and maintain approximately 500,000 plants

  • Scouted for and monitored pests and diseases throughout 16 acre nursery
  • Controlled pests and diseases according to IPM principles using chemical or biological controls
  • Proactively aided in the improvement and development of operations and production process
  • Managed 1-4 employees for specific tasks or projects
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Horticulture
MA
Master of Arts
3

Horticulturist

Responsible for design, purchasing, installation and maintenance of ornamental plantings on the grounds of an upscale country club.

  • Coordinated with other departments to provide additional displays, both indoors and out for year-round, holiday, seasonal and special events.
  • Mentored and taught horticulture to students from Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf.
  • Designed and installed many hardscape features including paths, walls and raised beds using reclaimed indigenous stone.
Candidate Info
25
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BFA
Visual Arts
BFA
Visual Arts
4

Horticulturist

Completed on-the-job training in cultivating and maintaining lawns and gardens in city parks and greenhouses

  • Constructed flower beds; supply water and administer fertilizers
  • Pruned shrubs and trees; dispose of branches via wood chipper; recycle wood chips for establishing gardens
  • Responsible for the maintenance of assigned parks and playgrounds in Brooklyn
  • Inspected playground equipment to ensure a safe environment.
  • Swept and raked leaves, collected and disposed of litter and debris
  • Operated weed whacker, leaf blower and lawn mower to taper lawns and clear walkways
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
5

Horticulturist

  • Created and maintained plant database for 275-acre cemetery.
  • Managed and recorded planting of 20,000 Begonias for 800-1000 client accounts.
  • Supervised planting of approximately 1000 trees and shrubs.
  • Placed over 700 Chrysanthemums and Christmas wreaths.
  • Conducted annual spring planting of over 200 individual ground cover beds.
  • Landscaped, maintained lawns, spring and fall clean up, and snow removal.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration And Landscape Design
Environmental Management
6

Senior Horticulturist

Managed 30 acres of landscaping and 120 acres of native woodlands and trails

  • Managed 7 acres of St. Augustine turf
  • Maintained and programmed over 300 irrigation zones
  • Reviewed contracts, coordinated and supervised all outside contractors and vendors
  • Maintained and inventoried all tools, power equipment, vehicles and heavy machinery
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BS
Horticulture
7

Horticulturist

Initially hired as Retail Salesperson progressively advanced within the company and was promoted to Design in 1997 and Irrigation Foreman in 2001.

  • Experienced in inventory control greenhouse/nursery/business management.
  • Interacted with customers to promote positive customer relations in sales at multimillion dollar nursery.
  • Skilled at operating skid steer loaders, forklifts, tractors, and ordering parts for maintenance of equipment.
  • Supervised crews of up to 10 people and trained new employees.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
AAS
Horticulture Technology
8

Horticulturist

  • Maintained assigned commercial properties for curb appeal by providing landscaping services and post-storm cleanup
  • Assisted maintenance personnel with job requests at apartment complexes and local businesses
  • Provided city snow removal during winter months
  • Drove an F550 non-CDL bucket truck and a 1-ton stake bed truck carrying a 1200 gallon water tank
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
C
Certificate
9

Horticulturist/consultant and Sales Manager

Designs, sells, and implements commercial and residential landscaping services

  • Develops and implements Tree and Shrub training program for employees
  • Manages company Tree and Shrub program
  • Defined and implemented material cost savings, achieved $50K in 2008
  • Created marketing strategies and set goals for sales growth of 10-15% per year
  • Achieved an industry- high 50% + closing rate on all sales
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
AS
Automotive Technology
Business & Finance
Design
10

Senior Horticulturist

Maintained sixteen specialty gardens with staff and volunteers

  • Supervised and trained volunteers for the horticulture department
  • Contributed articles to the Gardens' newsletter and The Desert Leaf
  • Provided plant and gardening information to visitors to the grounds
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Psychology

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