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Landscape Maintenance Head Gardener Foreman

Company: Gothic Landscape
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

At Gothic Landscape, we are about delivering extraordinary customer service, building authentic relationships not only with our clients, but with our teams. With ingenuity, vision and dedication, we transform landscapes that become the places people play, work and live. As the largest family-owned and operated landscaping company in the nation, we never forget why we do what we do and who makes it all possible. Together, we create something unique that keeps on growing year after year.

Are you our next great HEAD GARDENER/FOREMAN? If you enjoy working outdoors in the gardens and grounds, providing the highest quality and preservation care for our client sites, we want you to apply today!

  • Open positions available in San Jose, Palo Alto & Hayward, CA.

Gothic Landscape is a family that has a passion for doing what is right, for our clients, our gardens and our family. We are seeking people who are interested in growing their careers as we grow and create the next generation of green industry professionals.

We are currently looking for a Head Gardener Foreman. This hands-on position on a multi acre site is located in Menlo Park and with a range of exquisite outdoor environments including rooftop, sunken and perimeter gardens with a diverse vegetation palate. As the sites Head Gardener, you will be working a long side our team and interacting with our horticulturist daily, while performing the highest quality in fine gardening, habitat development and other site preservation activities.

Head Gardener Foreman Responsibilities:

  • Perform fine gardening tasks in a variety of ecological zones, leading small support teams day to day
  • At the direction of the Horticulturist, execute seasonal schedules assisting with prioritization, mobilization, to meet production timelines and desired ecological and aesthetic outcomes.
  • Participates in and directs, pruning, grooming and maintaining of all understory vegetation including, native shrubs, perennials, and annuals, meadows, swales, vines and specialty gardens
  • Rejuvenate and renovate key areas to optimize plant preservation, performance and understory development and the various life cycle stages occurring throughout the site
  • Identify and solve landscape pest and diseases challenges, using best organic and cultural solutions
  • This position will have extensive skills development and training opportunities with the possibility of advancement

Head Gardener Foreman Requirements:

  • 2- or 4-year of field experience with California native plants, or other regional ecologies or an AA in Horticulture or related field
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of horticultural principles, basic plant identification, natural and ornamental pruning.
  • Basic principles of IPM and organic practices
  • Basic understanding of irrigation systems
  • Ability to self-manage, work independently and direct small teams

Head Gardener Perks and pluses:

  • Healthcare benefit program & 401K match program
  • 9 paid holidays per year with paid vacation & sick leave
  • Fun and fast-paced working environment with a great work-life balance
  • Paid training/certification and career advancement
  • Gothics company culture fosters growth, inspires longevity and rewards mutual loyalty

Here at Gothic Landscape, we believe that your success is our success. The only thing missing is YOU. Apply Today!


We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles, including braids, locks, and twists), ethnicity, religion, color, sex (including childbirth, breast feeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity or expression, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Keywords: Gothic Landscape, San Jose , Landscape Maintenance Head Gardener Foreman, Other , San Jose, California

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