Estate Horticulturist - Main House Vegetable Hort

Location: South Kent, CT
Deadline: May 31, 2016

Estate Horticulturist—Vegetable Grower

Large, private estate located in west central Connecticut seeks full-time, year-round, Horticulturists to oversee the production of over 200 varieties of vegetables and annual cut flowers for use on the estate. The ideal candidate will take pride in growing the higest quality produce as we increase our volume to meet the needs of local farm-to-table restraurants. The owner has a passion for plants and is very involved in the development of the gardens and land.


  • Coordinate all aspects of vegetable and annual cut flower production
  • Ensure a bountiful harvest over as wide a season as possible
  • Prepare and distribute weekly harvest list for the owner and restaurateurs
  • Implement an Integrated Pest Management plan—as close to organic as possible
  • Ensure garden areas are impeccably maintained
  • Maintain detailed records
  • Coordinate deliveries to local restaurants
  • Instruct interns during vegetable rotation


  • Must have a minimum of a B.S. in Horticulture or related field for consideration


  • A passion for plants, positive attitude, and ability to attain very high standards
  • Excellent time management skills with great attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Must be energetic and adaptable with strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. and withstand exposure ot inclement weather conditions


  • Generous salary
  • Medical insurance coverage
  • Paid vacation
  • Relocation expenses
  • 401K, after 1 year

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Ron Wik

Horticultural Manager

Rock Cobble Farm