Deadline of this Job: 11 November 2022

Design and create gardens and lush landscapes using plants by utilising various gardening tools and equipment.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Participate in garden planning and developing of interpretive materials.
• Manage the Arboretum’s nursery of woody ornamentals, floriculture and succulent plant collections, including propagation, irrigation, plant care, and plant protection.
• Manages the plant collection database.
• Mixes soils for plant beds and containers at the site/farm plant collection.
• Coordinates the activities of other personnel in care and maintenance of plants and grounds
• Oversees new plant introductions and propagation of new species to be introduced to the site/farm plant collection.
• Observe plants and identify plants and plant problems, assess condition and health of plants.
• Maintain a unique and unusual collection of plants, impacting the cultivation and maintenance of the plants.
• Collects, compiles and analyses data on experiments; writes evaluations of findings and submit appropriate recommendations/reports.
• Maintain accurate records, track plant health, application dates and rates, and cycles of preventative maintenance.
• The above tasks may be varied to suit management and organisational needs.

Education and Experience:
• Minimum Diploma in horticulture, agriculture or soil science, environmental science, agricultural engineering or crop/plant science.
• Minimum one-year experience in a horticulture maintenance related role

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