Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean


Gardener 2 – Woodland Gardener

Woodland Gardener

This is a part-time, year-round position, with the possibility of becoming a full-time position. The Woodland Gardener provides care and maintenance to a vast array of plant material within a designated area of the 47-acre Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, specifically, the Woodland Garden. This position employs high standards of horticultural maintenance, record keeping, and safety. The Gardens includes both designed, cultivated gardens and restoration and management of natural areas. The Woodland Gardener may also have responsibilities related to any or all areas of the garden. This position may require weekend or shift schedules.

Reports to:  Lead Gardener

Garden Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of all forms of maintenance operations: planting, irrigating, weeding, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, aerating, turf renovation, mowing, edging, mulching, soil building, composting, arboriculture, pest control, and propagation
  • Advanced horticultural knowledge of woodland gardening, rhododendrons, camellias, conifers, heaths, and heathers
  • Safely operates and maintains all types of tools and equipment, including mowers, blowers, weed-whips, power hedge shears, gopher traps, and hand tools
  • Appreciation for public gardens and horticulture and MCBG Collections
  • Good record keeping skills
  • Ability to meet goals in a timely manner
  • Other tasks may be assigned as necessary


  • Incumbent must exemplify a problem-solving attitude that supports MCBG
  • Works cooperatively with others as a member of the garden team
  • Trains and directs garden volunteers and interns in all forms of horticulture and maintenance operations
  • Leads tours and/or makes presentations to visitors

Physical Demands:

  • Able to safely, lift, bend, squat, kneel, reach, walk, and prune for extended periods of time
  • Must be willing and physically able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Occasional work around hazardous materials and equipment


  • 5 years practical experience in  care and maintenance of gardens
  • California Driver’s License and safe driving record

Please submit an Application for Employment along with a resume to Jaime Jensen at

Application for Employment

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