Senior Planting Design Specialist


We’re looking for an experienced individual who is passionate about horticulture and planting design to join our team. As a senior planting design specialist, you will work in a collaborative studio environment alongside our team of talented landscape architects, urban designers, and horticulturists. This role will require in-depth site and context analysis, conceptualizing innovative landscape planting designs, compiling representative styling imagery for presentations, sourcing plant material, and directing plant installations.

A successful candidate will be creative, inspired by innovative design and passionate about the ecological, visual, and emotional impact plants can have on their surroundings. If you get excited about creating thoughtful designs where nature and architecture intersect, you could be a great fit with our team.

If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to e-mail us at

Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in landscape architecture from an accredited university OR a degree in horticulture OR experience working for a botanic institution
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience developing planting designs and overseeing their installation
  • Understanding of plant performance across a wide range of plant hardiness zones to accommodate the needs of our project footprint
  • Knowledge of all layers of plant material in landscapes, structure plants, mid-level and ground plane

Skills and Requirements

  • Creative and communicative hand and/or computer graphic abilities to represent planting design concepts
  • Extensive on-site plant layout experience
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Energetic attitude and ability to work well within a team across multiple offices
  • Expert in writing and verbal communication skills, particularly with internal team members and clients
  • Experience working at a variety of planting scales from large sites to container gardens
  • Licensed landscape architect (preferred, but not required)
  • Weekly travel during the growing season
  • Proficient at AutoCad, LandFX, InDesign, Excel, Photoshop and 3D Rendering software

What we need from you

  • Resume
  • Design Portfolio
  • Available Start Date