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Caragh Nurseries is expanding its landscape design team

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Opportunity to work for an award-winning horticulture and design company based in Co. Kildare



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21 January 2021

At Growtrade, we highlight job opportunities from around Ireland that would be suitable to landscapists, growers, turfgrass professionals, horticulturalists, and forestry professionals.

Here is one such opportunity to work for an award-winning horticulture and design company based in Caragh, Co. Kildare.

Caragh Nurseries is looking for a creative and enthusiastic landscape/ garden designer to join its design team. The successful applicant will support the nursery’s head designer on a range of projects with a focus on planting schemes and plant led projects. The role will concentrate on the design and build/ plant of creative residential and commercial landscape projects as part of a large-scale production nursery.

Role and responsibilities

  • Supporting the design team in carrying out design duties through the whole design process; from initial sales leads assisting in the consultation process, surveys and soil analyses, creating plans, design boards and 3-D drawings
  • Assisting the design team with its increased volume of landscape design work
  • Pursuing sales leads for garden design work and undertaking design led queries on the nursery
  • Working with the marketing team on the company brand image using effective literature, marketing and branding
  • Assisting in the placement and planting of the garden, and ensuring quality and fulfilment of projects
  • Assisting with project-specific administration

The successful candidate will have:

  • A qualification in garden design or experience in a garden or landscape design position
  • Full clean driving license
  • Excellent working knowledge of CAD and any other landscape design drawing packages.
  • Preferably also have good hand drawing skills
  • Good plant knowledge
  • Enthusiastic and keen to learn
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Independent worker and good team player
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communicator – both written and verbal with a creative flair

Salary is dependent on experience, with Caragh Nurseries naming the guide salary of €35,000 – €40,000.

While the position is and will be based just outside Naas, Co. Kildare, due to the current restrictions the role could initially be a home-based position with mentoring and meetings via an online platform.

Closing date for applications is 29 January 2021. For more information, contact Caragh Nurseries at or 0864059272.

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