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Title: Gardener 


Reports to:     Executive Director/Curator, Nursery Manager & Horticultural Assistant Dennis Joy

Status: Temporary-Part Time, Non-exempt, hourly, 24 hours per week, Salary commensurate with experience with a strong possibility of gaining full-time permanent status


Primary responsibility includes assisting the curator and nursery manager.

Secondary responsibilities include assisting in the maintenance and renovation of the Foundation’s public display gardens, Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation Center and San Domingo Ranch Gardens

Assist with maintaining the plant collections and upkeep of premises

Nursery Management:
Assist with maintenance of all nursery facilities (structures, roads, paths and drainage) and equipment in good order.

Assist with keeping plants in greenhouses, hoop houses, blackberry fields and nursery beds in good health through a program of watering and fertilizing as well as insect, weed and disease control.

Assist with keeping accurate and detailed records and preparing reports as requested on all aspects of nursery operations.

Assist with all production tasks, including taking cuttings, sowing seed, grafting, handling tissue culture explants, proper labeling, watering, fertilizing, pruning, applying organic pesticides, transplanting plants, field planting, etc.

Assist in the maintenance and care of the SDR Gardens. This includes both the plant collections and the mechanical infrastructure.

Assist in maintaining all plant collections in good health and aesthetics. Includes but not limited to transplanting, watering, fertilization, pruning, staking, labeling, pesticide applications, hand weeding, removing distressed and dead rhododendrons and companion plants, operating the irrigation system, removing fallen branches and leaves, caring for turf areas, and spreading mulch.

Assist in year-round maintenance of all roads and pathways within the SDR Gardens

Assist in regular maintenance of garden tools, equipment, storage areas, and irrigation system troubleshooting, repair, maintenance and mapping.

Assist with the implementation of garden renovation projects.


Participate as a team member in matters of concern to the SDRG

Work with and occasional supervision of volunteers.

Special tasks as required.

To apply: 

Please send your resume along with your completed job application form  (click here) to:

San Domingo Ranch Gardens
Attn: Dennis
PO Box 4310
Beeville TX,78104

Or you may submit your documents by email to Dennis at

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