Assistant Gardener

Job Number: 2017-01

Contract   |  Oakville, Ontario   |  Posted on Feb 24, 2017 ← Back

Wanted! Individuals who are eager to learn or apply their horticultural know-how to help maintain gorgeous upscale ornamental gardens!


JOB TITLE: Assistant Gardener

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 2 part-time positions (20-25 hours per week)

WORK TERM: April 17th to the end of July, possible extension to the end of August or the end of November for interested candidates 


Sweetwater Landscapes Inc. is a small, award-winning garden maintenance company based in Oakville Ontario. We specialize in high-end residential garden maintenance though the use of sound horticultural practices and by tending to the finest of details.  We settle for nothing less than thriving, gorgeous gardens!

We are currently looking for hard working, 'outdoor-hardy' individuals to join the team for the upcoming season. These positions are not necessarily for individuals with previous gardening experience (however previous experience in gardening or a related field would be an asset). 

Assistant gardeners will be involved in all tasks related to the maintenance of ornamental gardens, including (but not restricted to):

  • Planting of garden beds and planters
  • Creation of new gardens (including sod removal, amendment of soil, installation of new plant material)
  • Weeding
  • Pruning and deadheading
  • Pest identification and natural pest control
  • Fertilization of plant material
  • Mulching of garden beds


During the autumn months, the main focus of the work would include:

  • Maintaining visual tidiness in the gardens
  • Fall fertilization
  • Removal of annual plants
  • Preparation of plants for winter
  • Fall clean-up and/or mulching of leaves


Requirements of the assistant gardener position include:

  • Previous gardening experience or experience in a related field an asset
  • A high level of professionalism and strong work ethic
  • Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Ability to perform gardening tasks that involve frequent lifting and/or bending and kneeling for long periods of time
  • Ability to work both independently and in conjunction with other staff
  • Ability to work efficiently while maintaining a high level of attention to detail
  • Flexibility with scheduling


Wage: This position starts at $15 per hour but will pay up to $25 per hour depending on experience, working knowledge, and performance


If you have any questions about the position or would like to apply, please forward all questions, resumes and cover letters to Deanna Rando: with ‘Job Application’ in the subject line.

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Sweetwater Landscapes Inc.

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Oakville, Ontario

Start Date

Apr 17, 2017

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