Naples Botanical Garden

Organization Description

Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre world-class paradise, featuring the flora and cultures of the tropics and sub-tropics including Brazil, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and Florida. The Garden’s mission is to connect people and plants through display, education, conservation, and applied science. The Garden has beautifully restored native habitats, cultivated gardens, walking trails, and public programming that offer education and enjoyment for people of all ages. Naples Botanical Garden is a 501(c)3 organization.


Job Summary:

Serves as Maintenance Gardener for Naples Botanical Garden.  This position is responsible for the maintenance and care of ornamental beds, trees and shrubs, and turf as well as all areas under the responsibility of the Horticulture Department.

Among the duties assigned to this position are the following:

  • Operate all equipment and tools safely and properly.
  • Maintain the Garden to the highest horticulture standards. By mowing turf areas, removing debris, clearing pathways, mulching ornamental beds and seasonal renewal pruning.
  • Follow proper techniques of soil preparation, plant installation, and pesticide/herbicide/fertilizer application.
  • Other duties as required and assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of one-year experience using all types of grounds maintenance equipment, such as mowers, sprayers, blowers, trimmers, and tillers.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and good driver's record and be capable of operating pickup trucks and other essential equipment safely.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work well within a diverse and multicultural workforce, including volunteers.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or individually with little or no supervision.
  • Good interpersonal communication.

Working Conditions:

  • 40-hour work week. Must have flexible schedule as work priorities or seasonal needs change.
  • Must be able to work required overtime, often with little advance notice (e.g., storm damage). Schedule includes some evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to work outside in inclement weather—extreme heat, high winds, and rain.
  • Must be able to perform physical work including bending, stooping and reaching.
  • Must be willing to apply herbicides and pesticides under supervision.




·        Pre-Employment background check required.

Naples Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Garden has a long-standing policy of employment and advancement based solely upon qualifications to perform the essential elements of a position without regard to age, creed, gender, national origin or ancestry, race, color, religion, veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, HIV status, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, handicap or mental or physical disability.