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Nursery / Growing Grounds Manager

  • Magic Gardens Landscaping
  • 01/26/19
  • Berkeley, CA
  • 94710
  • 50,000 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Growing Grounds Manager

Magic Gardens Landscaping ( is seeking a motivated and self-starting individual with a strong interest in horticulture and nursery management to manage our growing grounds. Candidates must be personable, enthusiastic, and team-oriented, have strong organizational skills, and possess the ability to stay focused and on-task while working independently. This position involves responsibility for the overall health and care of plants at the growing grounds, as well as responsibility for potting and propagation. The job will also involve assisting lead designers in compiling plant lists for landscaping projects.

Responsibilities include:

- Pulling plants in advance for the Planting Crew to take to job sites
- Reporting plants that go out and come back from jobs
- Ensuring all plants are receiving appropriate water, air circulation, and sunlight
- Supervising plant maintenance (pruning, dead-heading, cleaning, weeding)
- Maintaining a fertilizing schedule for all plants
- Keeping an updated list of plants that need to be up-potted
- Propagating plants from cuttings and/or divisions
- Organizing plants based on light needs as well as by genus
- Assisting with selection of plants for client plant lists based on what we have in stock


- Extensive plant knowledge
- Planting and landscape maintenance experience
- Nursery or landscaping experience
- Professional work habits
- Excellent organizational skills
- Efficient deadline management
- Ability to effectively delegate tasks
- Good communication; strong verbal and writing skills
- Attention to detail
- Valid driver's license, clean DMV record, ability to drive company vehicles
- Ability to speak Spanish a plus
- Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Excel a plus

An interest in the business and a strong motivation to learn is essential. Recent college graduates with a specialization in landscaping or horticulture are encouraged to apply.


Hourly range: $21-$26/hour, depending on experience. Potential to advance quickly in responsibility and compensation. Paid holidays, paid time off, and health coverage after 90 days of full-time employment. This is an immediate full-time position opening.

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