Missouri Botanical Garden
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: St. Louis, MO
Application Deadline: May 2, 2014
Missouri Botanical Garden’s 79 acres of splendid horticultural displays include the vibrant tropical rainforest that thrives inside the Climatron® conservatory. The Japanese Garden covers 14 acres, making it one of the largest Japanese strolling gardens in North America. More than 4,800 trees live on the grounds, including some unusual varieties and a few stately specimens dating back to the 19th century, when Garden founder Henry Shaw planted them. The Nursery accommodate plant propagation, plant production for indoor and outdoor use, research plants and special collections such as orchids, cacti and succulents, tropical plants and aquatics
Performs all duties associated with design, installation, maintenance and care of the seasonal outdoor bedding and container displays; living collections and perennial borders. Critical components of this position include design, installation and care of the collections of woody and herbaceous plant materials and annual display crops; plant selection and ordering; careful attention to record keeping, plant accessioning, and plant labeling; and volunteer coordination.
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