Careers @ Forestell Landscape Design

Job Posting – Horticulturalist/Gardener Crew Leader

Position:                Horticulturalist / Gardener Crew Leader

Forestell Designed Landscapes is a dynamic growing Landscape Construction and Maintenance firm across Ontario. We specialize in high-end commercial and residential landscapes and pride ourselves on our quality of service and attention to detail.   The combination of exciting projects and a highly motivated, career minded team makes for a great work environment.

Our Ottawa Division is currently seeking an experienced horticulturalist to lead a gardening crew.


  • Perform horticultural duties including spring cleanups, seasonal plantings, mulching, weeding, pruning, general garden maintenance, grass cutting ,fall cleanups and other related activities
  • Install shrubs, perennials and annuals including determining light and water requirements and utilizing colour and texture schemes for optimal aesthetic appeal
  • Direct and lead a crew of 3-6 people providing training and guidance in all aspects of Horticulture
  • Pest and disease monitoring, implement control strategies and best practices for optimal plant health
  • Ensure team members work safely and in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Quality control, a keen eye for detail is crucial in this position
  • Maintain adequate service records detailing work completed and recommendations
  • Demonstrate sound plant identification skills to determine pruning times and techniques
  • Act as a professional company representative for client questions and concerns
  • Be involved in snow removal in the winter months


  • 5+ years landscaping experience with previous supervisory experience
  • CHT, Diploma in Horticulture or related field an asset
  • Pesticide licence
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Career minded with a desire to grow with the company
  • Work under minimal supervision with the ability to motivate others
  • Must be a reliable self starter
  • Critical Eye for details
  • First-Aid training or other certifications
  • Meticulous record keeping skills
  • Valid G-class drivers licence (A-Class is an asset)
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job
  • This will become a snow removal crew leader position in the winter

Please send a resume and cover letter including salary expectations to Only qualified applicants will be contacted.