Ecological Gardeners

team 640Are you a passionate horticulturist, home gardener or gardener-at-heart who loves working outside, surrounded by flowers and birdsong? Join our friendly team in caring for organic kitchen and native pollinator gardens. Tasks include weeding, watering, and light planting. Flexible hours and days are perfect for stay-at-home caregivers. Learn gardening skills that you can use for a lifetime while you enjoy plant and tool discounts, earn paid time off, and contribute to a retirement account that we match.

If you are interested in a position as a Gardener, please fill out the following web form, and we will send you a quiz to see if you would be a good match for our company. If you have an educational background in horticulture or a related field, please see below for more information about our Ecological Horticulturist position.

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Ecological Horticulturist 

An excellent way for students of landscape architecture, plant and soil science, landscape construction, and environmental science to gain hands-on experience restoring home landscapes with native plants.  Summer opportunities available.

We are looking for passionate horticulturists to help us in our drive to transform suburbia, one yard at a time. We are on a mission to shift the paradigm of conventional landscapes to one of regenerative design, where our clients’ properties become a network of sanctuaries for native plants, pollinators, and songbirds. In addition, their yards will help cool local heat islands, sequester carbon, absorb rainwater, and become an important tool in creating ecological resilience in an era of climate change. Along with native plants, our other passion is to help our clients grow their own food organically. We have openings for bright, capable, hard-working partners who want to join us on this journey. Jump right into our rapidly growing business and create your own career opportunity, based on your interests and strengths. 

Preferably an educational background in the life sciences, landscape architecture or construction, civil engineering, or community planning, but willing to train a hard-working, hard-learning candidate who shares our passion for improving our world through ecological horticulture. 

Wage, Salary & Benefits Description: 
Salary depends on education, experience, flexibility, adaptivity, eagerness to learn and value to our company. Benefits include Paid Time Off and Simple IRA, tool and plant discounts and paid educational opportunities.

Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.): 
Please email a cover letter and resume to

Contact Person: 
Catherine Volić
Sweetgum Horticulture, Inc.
Natick, MA


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The American sweetgum, Liquidambar styraciflua, is a graceful native tree with distinctive five-pointed leaves. I chose it to represent my business for several reasons: it provides cooling shade in the summer and striking color in the fall, which are important sustainability and design considerations; its foliage nourishes the caterpillar of the magnificent luna moth, thus helping to restore natural habitat; and it produces lots of prickly seed balls ("loose parts") that are fun for children to collect.

Area of Service

Sweetgum Horticulture is serving clients in the Metro West communities of Boston, MA, including Wellesley, Weston, Newton, Needham, Natick, Wayland, Lincoln, Dover, Sherborn, Sudbury, and Framingham.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available for all of Sweetgum Horticulture's services. These make great birthday, thank-you or Mother’s Day gifts.

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