Apprentice Horticulturist

Lisa Ellis Gardens is an award-winning design, installation and maintenance company based in East Malvern, Victoria. We are a passionate team of designers and horticulturists committed to delivering quality high end gardens to our clients. We are a small close team, with high expectations both internally and externally.

We believe our staff are our greatest asset and value them accordingly through competitive remuneration, lifestyle work balance, ongoing training & development & social team building activities in a supportive and caring work environment.

We are seeking to appoint a 1st year apprentice who will work between our Garden Installation Team and our Garden Maintenance Division.

Job Details

We are seeking a person who is enthusiastic and genuinely passionate about embarking on a professional career in horticulture with one of Melbournes best landscape design, installation & maintenance companies.

The appointed candidate will have an incredible opportunity to be trained on the job by an amazing team of talented and qualified professionals whilst attending trade school one day per week working towards your Cert III in Horticulture.


The successful applicant MUST possess

  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written.
  • Strong time management and personal organizational skills.
  • A genuine desire for a professional career in the horticultural industry.
  • Have a Current Drivers License for a manual vehicle.
  • Be physically fit, friendly, reliable and have a professional manner.
  • Possess good attention to detail combined with a strong work ethic.

Scope of Works

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience, training & a nationally recognized qualification in:

  • Occupational Health & Safety within the outdoor working environment.
  • Operation and basic maintenance of tools, equipment & machinery.
  • Control of weeds, pests and diseases both manually and chemically.
  • Plant identification, growing habits, plant care and planting techniques.
  • Understanding soil types, identifying problems, preparing of growing media. 
  • Lawn installation and maintenance of both seeded & turf lawns.
  • Installation and maintenance of 12V garden lighting systems.
  • Irrigation installation and maintenance, including automatic controllers & solenoids in both garden and turf systems.
  • Basic construction techniques associated with soft landscape installations.
  • Plan interpretation and set out techniques for landscape installations.

The hours of employment will be full time with wages to be in accordance with The Fair Work wage requirements.

We are seeking to appoint the right person to the role as soon as possible.  We are keen to offer the role to a person who is seeking a rewarding career in the longer term and who values an opportunity within a growing professional company built around their staff.

Due to the need to quickly fill this position, interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis as applications are received and the position will be filled as soon as the correct applicant is identified.


20/04/2021 $0 Melbourne 1 Trades & Services
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