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Position: Eco-friendly gardening 
Company: Summerlong Gardens
Location: North Durham, Durham Region, Ontario

Company Profile

Summerlong Gardens is a landscape maintenance and design company operating throughout North Durham. Summerlong prides itself on thoughtful care and creation of gardens that are both beautiful and ecologically functional.

Position Summary:

Summerlong’s gardeners are nature-lovers and customer service all stars. We work hard to support thriving plant communities and wow our clients with the living beauty of their gardens.

On a typical day you will meet us at our garden shed or a client’s property. You will weed, deadhead, assess plant health, rake, fertilize, edge beds, water, divide, plant, mulch, top dress and field client questions. Each day is a little different while we consistently offer excellent garden work for our clients.

It is important to note that this is a physically demanding job that requires lifting, crouching, bending and full days spent outdoors.

Position Details:

8 hours/day, breaks and lunch included
2-3 days/week
7 months season (from May to November)
Flexible schedule that may change by weather and client needs


  • Maintain perennial gardens using hand tools, natural pest management and organic fertilizers.
  • Report on work accomplished and materials used during each property visit.
  • Prepare yard waste for delivery to a waste management facility.
  • Drive independently from location to location.
  • Provide high quality service by fulfilling Summerlong’s standards of garden and client care.
  • Work in a team on garden installations and larger maintenance projects.
  • Maintain good working condition of all gardening tools and supplies.

You are:

  • Motivated to work independently.
  • Appreciate clear direction.
  • Prideful to accomplish a task list and a job-well done.
  • Passionate about supporting plants and the environment.
  • Dependable and punctual.
  • A confident driver with a clean record and a G2 license.
  • Happy to contribute to a hardworking and respectful team.
  • Driven by physical work and days spent outdoors.
  • Inspired to provide excellent client care.
  • A morning person!

You have:

  • Some gardening experience and/or formal horticulture training.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Experience with physically demanding work.
  • Basic English language skills.

We’d love to hear from you!

This includes folks of all identities. Summerlong’s leader is anti-racist and anti-homophobic and is actively engaged in meaningful personal, community and workplace inclusivity.

To Apply: Please submit your resume with the subject line ‘Job Application: Your Name’ to

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 26 2024    ID: 70403