Estate Gardener

open Full-Time
$25-$30 | Hour
Atherton, California

Estate Gardener needed for the maintenance of the grounds of a six-acre private estate, including irrigation, planting, watering, pruning and shaping, fertilizing, pest management and overall health and well being of the landscape and hardscape on the property. This is a particularly wonderful opportunity for someone who wants to grow their career in fine estate landscape management. The successful candidate will work under the direction of two Master Gardeners.

  • Full-Time Position
  • Some weekend work required
  • Reports to: Landscape Maintenance Supervisor

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist to maintain the irrigation system to operational standards and report any problems immediately to the supervisor.
  • Maintain all lawns to specified heights and requirements using the assigned equipment.
  • Prune and shape hedges and shrubs to the design specifications and as directed by the Landscape Supervisor.
  • Assist to implement a fertilization program for all areas of the grounds by measuring and applying the appropriate amounts, types, and application for lawns, ground covers, shrubs and trees.
  • Maintain and implement a plan for pest management for all types of pests that may be found in the estate grounds.
  • Assist to maintain and implement a clean and tidy property grounds free from leaves, debris and soils by executing daily site cleanliness program
  • Monitor and communicate solid conditions, both wet and dry to the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor. Report any problems immediately to the supervisor.
  • Maintain all equipment, storage and service areas, and landscape products in a highly clean, organized and consolidated manner. Report any problems immediately to the supervisor.
  • Maintain all hardscape to a level of no stains or problems within your control and report any problems to the supervisor.
  • Be prompt and on time to all meetings, scheduled work and all timelines established by the Landscape Maintenance Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Estate Manager and Landscape Maintenance Manager.

Other Requirements:

  • Must have a valid and current Drivers License and be able to drive assigned company vehicles as needed.
  • Must be able to work in various weather conditions.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. on a consistent basis and be able to work on various slopes, grades and on various surfaces including lawns, tarps, concrete, soil, mulched areas, and other hardscapes.
  • Must be able to communicate in English, either written or orally.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must have a positive approach to problems and situations that may arise during the course of the work shift.


  • $25-$30 per hour
  • 3 weeks paid vacation first year-4 weeks after 3 years of employment
  • Paid sick days
  • 100% health/dental/life/vision for employee + all dependents (under the age of 26)
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • 401K with match
  • Generous year-end bonus



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