Garden Assistant

Perelandra, Ltd. Published: March 25, 2022
Jeffersonton, Virginia
Second Location
, 22724, United States of America
Skill Level
Entry Level
Job Type
Education / Farm / Organics / Other

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This internationally recognized garden is like no other. If you care about the environment, have a deep appreciation for nature, prefer to work outdoors, and have a good sense of humor, you might be just the person we're looking for.


Our research garden needs a full-time Garden Assistant. You must enjoy working outdoors in all weather, including summer heat and winter cold.

  • This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week, year-round.

Since this is a research garden, the assistant must be willing to listen attentively and follow instructions closely, with the understanding this is a different approach to working in nature.

You must also have respect for - but no fear of - wildlife, including snakes, skunks, spiders, an occasional visiting black bear, possums, rogue squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, deer, hawks, bees and frogs.

Who You Are

No formal gardening experience or special training is needed. (You'd only have to set all that aside anyway.) But you must like to learn, have good reading and listening skills, know when to ask questions, maintain an organized workspace and follow schedules. It's a plus if you are just as happy working alone as with others.

This job requires good health and the physical condition to comfortably and safely do strenuous work such as lift 50 lb bags and work in squatting and kneeling positions (because the garden is at ground level). You'll be mulching, pruning, mowing, trimming, fertilizing, planting, caring for small ponds, repairing borders, weeding, maintaining garden tools and keeping them organized, keeping track of and ordering supplies, filling birdfeeders and birdbaths, and providing any other care the gardens may need throughout the year.

And finally, you can't be afraid of working for a strong woman who uses salty language along with her good sense of humor, and 46 years of experience developing the Perelandra garden research.


We require full COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. And we expect all staff to follow our health and safety policies and guidelines.

To Apply:

  • Please click "Apply" below to email your resume and a cover letter.
  • You can learn more about Perelandra on our website

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