Employment Opportunities

Get to know Homestead Gardens & learn more about joining our team!

Homestead Gardens is always seeking enthusiastic team members who have great customer service/ organizational skills and love to smile!  Homestead Gardens is committed to excellence in every phase of our operations.  We strive to maintain a highly professional staff who understands and responds to our customers’ needs in a friendly and knowledgeable manner.  Homestead Gardens provides an opportunity for education, growth and use of the newest technology.

We are seeking team-oriented Associates who enjoy working at a fast pace, are committed to develop and maintain an environment that encourages trust, self-motivation, initiative, and excellence, and have a willingness to learn!

Thinking of joining our team?  Check out our FaceBook page for our virtual job fairs and hiring event updates. We look forward to hearing from you!

Now Accepting Applications For:

Farm/Nursery Labor

Homestead Gardens is the region's premier garden center with our headquarters located in Davidsonville, Maryland.  We are a in need of Farm/Nursery Labor for our Horticultural Supply location for potting, loading/unloading trucks, and nursery work. Immediate positions available. 

  • prune shrubs and trees
  • sweep and clean plant debris from production areas
  • pull, load, and tag plant orders
  • monitor irrigation of nursery stock
  • pot up new nursery stock
  • able to lift 50 lbs.
  • able to work outdoors in inclement weather of all seasons
  • able to be on your feet for 8 hours a day
  • able to take direction and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • able to adhere to safety protocols

Location:
Horticultural Supply Division
1238 Governor Bridge Road
Davidsonville, MD 21035

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 4/15/2021

Store Associate: Smyrna, DE

Homestead Gardens is the region's premier garden center is hiring for our new location in Smyrna, DE. We are a family owned and operated business that serves the community as a destination for celebrating outdoor living for almost 50 years. In addition, we have several store locations throughout Maryland and Delaware including open-air shopping and event spaces.

Homestead Gardens is seeking enthusiastic and motivated team members who:

  • Have plant knowledge or are interested in gaining plant knowledge
  • Posses excellent customer service, sales, or cashier knowledge
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Willingness to connect people with solutions to facilitate successful outdoor living

A few reasons to join our team:

  • We are committed to excellence in every phase of our operations
  • We have a focus on teaching sustainability best horticultural practices
  • We offer opportunities for education and growth with great mentors and coaches
  • Have a positive company culture that fosters creativity and learning
  • Schedules including daytime, evenings, and weekends that can work with your availability
  • Committed to maintaining an environment that encourages trust, self-motivation, initiative, and excellence
  • Are team-focused and enjoy working with others
  • Strong work ethic with a "can-do" attitude
  • Willingness to learn and share knowledge
  • Good communication skills with customers and teammates
  • Able to adapt and work in all types of weather and temperatures
  • Most roles require the ability to lift/move at least 30 lbs. frequently
  • Some roles require standing for long periods of time

Location:
Smyrna, DE
5580 Dupont Parkway
Smyrna, DE 19977

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 4/15/2021

Delivery Driver

Homestead Gardens, the largest enclosed garden center in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and one of the country’s leading garden centers, has an immediate opening for full time Delivery Drivers

You must a valid commercial driver's license and be 21 years or older. This position includes manual labor (loading and unloading trucks) and at busy times, includes working some weekends.

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Class C or Class B license and DOT physical
  • Applicants must be reliable and have an insurable driving record for all Driver positions
  • Driver experience and Excellent Customer Service is required

Location:
Smyrna, DE

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 4/15/2021

CDL Deliver Driver, Davidsonville, MD - Local Routes

Homestead Gardens, the largest enclosed garden center in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and one of the country’s leading garden centers, has an immediate opening for full time Delivery Drivers with CDL. 

We are looking for Class A and other CDL drivers for local routes.  This position includes manual labor (loading and unloading trucks) and at busy times, includes working some weekends. 

Homestead Gardens offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Voluntary Benefits, and 401k to Full-time employees.  

Must be at least  21 years of age

Class A or Class B license and DOT physical

Applicants must be reliable and have an insurable driving record for all Driver positions

Driver experience and Excellent Customer Service is required

Location:
Davidsonville Retail Store
743 W Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 20135

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 4/14/2021

Maintenance Associate

Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville, MD has an immediate opening for a full-time Maintenance Associate. This position works with the Facility/Maintenance Manager and other team members on the maintenance of company facilities and equipment. In addition, this position will also support delivery driver services as needed.

Homestead Gardens offers employee benefits to full-time employees.

  • Experience in a facilities maintenance or related position
  • Use of various facilities and grounds maintenance tools and equipment
  • Applicants must be age 21 or over and are required to have an active valid drivers license
  • Able to repeatedly lift and move up to 50 pounds
  • Able to work above ground level on roofs and buildings
  • This position does require physical labor in various working conditions, including office environment, greenhouse, and all weather outdoor work.

Location:
Davidsonville Retail Store
743 W Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 20135

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 4/14/2021

Retail Operations & Customer Service Manager

Homestead Gardens is recognized as one of the most progressive green industry businesses in the United States and has an immediate job opportunity for a Full-time Retail Operations/Customer Service Manager in our Smyrna, MD location.

The Retail Operations/Customer Service Manager is responsible for the efficient day-to-day management of the front-end retail operations of the Homestead Gardens retail store as well as ensuring the highest level of customer service throughout. This includes planning, budgeting, staffing and facilities management, as well as overseeing the Customer Service Desk, cashiers and loaders.

  • Excellent customer interaction and satisfaction, responding quickly to customer needs in a friendly and personal manner, while maintaining outstanding standards and solid product knowledge.
  • Solid leadership with an attention to detail coupled with the ability to provide direction in matters of prioritizing projects, effective utilization of labor, training of new personnel, customer service issues, and the desire to elevate present standards of operation.
  • Experience with POS systems, specifically Epicor Eagle POS.
  • Ability to work a full-time schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Leadership, training and communication skills, with the ability to lead by example.
  • Must have the ability to lift/move product weighing up to 30 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.
  • This position operates in a retail garden center, with indoor and outdoor areas. The performance of this position does include exposure to extremes of weather and temperature.

Education/Experience

Bachelor's degree or 3-5 years of management and customer service experience in a retail environment, preferably in the garden center industry.

Homestead Gardens offers health, paid time off, and retirement benefits to full time employees. We would love to hear from you!

Location:
Smyrna, DE
5580 Dupont Parkway
Smyrna, DE 19977

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 3/29/2021

Store Associate - Severna Park location

Homestead Gardens is the region's premier garden center with our headquarters located in Davidsonville, Maryland. We are a family owned and operated business that serves the community as a destination for celebrating outdoor living for almost 50 years. In addition, we have several store locations throughout Maryland and Delaware including open-air shopping and event spaces.

Homestead Gardens is seeking enthusiastic and motivated team members who:

  • Have plant knowledge or are interested in gaining plant knowledge
  • Posses excellent customer service, sales, or cashier knowledge
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Willingness to connect people with solutions to facilitate successful outdoor living

A few reasons to join our team:

  • We are committed to excellence in every phase of our operations
  • We have a focus on teaching sustainability best horticultural practices
  • We offer opportunities for education and growth with great mentors and coaches
  • Have a positive company culture that fosters creativity and learning
  • Schedules including daytime, evenings, and weekends that can work with your availability
  • Committed to maintaining an environment that encourages trust, self-motivation, initiative, and excellence
  • Are team-focused and enjoy working with others
  • Strong work ethic with a "can-do" attitude
  • Willingness to learn and share knowledge
  • Good communication skills with customers and teammates
  • Able to adapt and work in all types of weather and temperatures
  • Most roles require the ability to lift/move at least 30 lbs. frequently
  • Some roles require standing for long periods of time

Location:
Severna Park Retail Store
522 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 3/29/2021

Graphic Designer, Retail

Homestead Gardens is the region's premier garden center with our headquarters located in Davidsonville, Maryland and is hiring an experienced Graphic Designer, Retail for print signage in our Marketing Department.   This creative position will be responsible for designing all branding, advertising, and in-store signage for Homestead Gardens.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Design all in-house pieces including logos and packaging for house brands, brochures, posters, banners, as well as other miscellaneous printed material for all divisions of the Company.
  • Manage all printing software such as WordPress, Adobe Creative Cloud - Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign. HTML email platforms is desirable. 
  • Familiarity with large format printers, cutters and laminators.
  • Working with Retail Managers to ensure product pricing signage is consistent with standards. 
  • Working knowledge of Google Suite (i.e. Google Drive, Docs, Sheets etc.)
  • Preparing bids for all printed material and participate in the decision-making process.
  • Preparing newspaper, magazine, and other miscellaneous print and web-based ads, keeping up with deadlines and keeping consistent with the company brand.
  • Order supplies such as sign paper, ink cartridges, laminate and any other items needed to run a smooth operation.
  • Work with outside vendors including printers, mail house and sales representatives to ensure proper and timely coordination of the projects.
  • Continuing education as required.

For more information about Homestead Gardens, please visit our website at www.homesteadgardens.com.

To be successful in this role with Homestead Gardens, you must be:

  • Experienced in design with a strong design background and a willingness to learn new software programs. 
  • Self starter and motivated with a pleasant demeanor and "can-do" attitude.
  • Detail-oriented, well organized and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing them effectively, and works well under pressure.
  • Knowledge of photography, including how to operate a DSLR camera.
  • Sign production experience is required
  • Flexibility of schedule and the availability to work overtime as needed are required.

Education/Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years experience in design and advertising preferred.  A design portfolio is required to be considered for this position.

Location:
Davidsonville Administrative Office
3415 Birdsville Road
Davidsonville, MD 20135

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 3/23/2021

Retail Department Manager

We are currently searching for Retail Department Managers for our expanding Retail Garden Center.  This position will maximize sales and maintain product, ensure excellent customer service, working in a team environment in cooperation with other departments, and supervise the daily operations of the Department.

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work vary according to store needs. Must be able to work evenings and weekends.  Benefits are offered to full-time employees. 

  • Leadership, training and communication skills, with team orientation. Ability to lead by example.
  • Must possess excellent customer focus, service and sales skills.
  • Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn all aspects and care of Department products, some of which will be plant material.
  • Problem solving skills and analytical skills.
  • Organization and time management skills.
  • Computer/technology skills, including cash register operations (POS).

Working Environment/Physical Requirements: 

  • This position operates in a retail garden center, with indoor and outdoor areas. The performance of this position does include exposure to extremes of weather and temperature.
  • This position routinely uses equipment such as computer, phone, hand-held receiving gun, hand-held radio, cash register, silver product cart, photocopier, filing cabinet and fax machine.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the Department Manager regularly communicates and exchanges accurate information; moves about the Department, other departments in the Store and other areas of the facility.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for a long period of time.
  • Ability to position self to move/place product/merchandise to be displayed; ability to unbox/unload product/merchandise and stock shelves.
  • Ability to accurately complete any necessary paperwork and documentation.
  • Ability to frequently lift/move product weighing up to 30 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds if position is indoors; ability to frequently lift/move product weighing up to 60 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds if position is outdoors.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in an Agricultural or Management discipline or minimum of five years equivalent work experience in a retail garden center or horticultural environment preferred.

Location:
Davidsonville Retail Store
743 W Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 20135

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 3/9/2021

Nursery and Landscape Labor

Homestead Gardens is the region's premier garden center is hiring for our new location in Smyrna, DE. We are a family owned and operated business that serves the community as a destination for celebrating outdoor living for almost 50 years.

Homestead Gardens in Smyrna, Delaware has immediate labor positions available for nursery and grounds work. Full time and part time available.

  • grounds upkeep as needed
  • sweep and clean plant debris from production areas
  • pull, load, and tag plant orders
  • monitor irrigation of nursery stock
  • pot up new nursery stock
  • able to lift 50 lbs.
  • able to work outdoors in inclement weather of all seasons
  • able to be on your feet for 8 hours a day
  • able to take direction and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • able to adhere to safety protocols

Location:
Smyrna, DE
5580 Dupont Parkway
Smyrna, DE 19977

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 3/2/2021

Landscape Design & Sales

As a retail garden center, it was an easy transition for Homestead Gardens to start fulfilling our customer’s desires to take our service to the next level.  Our Landscape Division now has a proven track record in all areas of the landscape industry. We have been trusted by many high profile facilities to design, install or maintain their landscape.

We are currently hiring for a Landscape Design/Sales position.  This role would ensure the creation, development and implementation of landscape designs to meet the specific needs and requests of the Landscape Division customers.   If you enjoy designing, selling, and managing the installation of landscape projects from lead generation to completion please apply!

  • Applicant must have five (5) years experience in design and sales
  • Ability to do hand renderings or CAD is a must. 
  • Must have knowledge of current construction best practices. 
  • C.P.H. is preferred. 

Homestead Gardens offers employee benefits to all full-time employees.

Location:
Landscape Division Office
771 W Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 2/12/2021

Store Associate - Davidsonville Location

Homestead Gardens is the region's premier garden center with our headquarters located in Davidsonville, Maryland.  We are a family owned and operated business that serves the community as a destination for celebrating outdoor living for over 50 years.  In addition, we have several store locations throughout Maryland and Delaware including open-air shopping and event spaces.

Homestead Gardens is seeking enthusiastic and motivated team members who:

  • Have plant knowledge or are interested in gaining plant knowledge
  • Posses excellent customer service, sales, or cashier knowledge
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Willingness to connect people with solutions to facilitate successful outdoor living

A few reasons to join our team:

  • We are committed to excellence in every phase of our operations
  • We have a focus on teaching sustainability best horticultural practices
  • We offer opportunities for education and growth with great mentors and coaches
  • Have a positive company culture that fosters creativity and learning
  • Schedules including daytime, evenings, and weekends that can work with your availability
  • Committed to maintaining an environment that encourages trust, self-motivation, initiative, and excellence
  • Are team-focused and enjoy working with others
  • Strong work ethic with a "can-do" attitude
  • Willingness to learn and share knowledge
  • Good communication skills with customers and teammates
  • Able to adapt and work in all types of weather and temperatures
  • Most roles require the ability to lift/move at least 30 lbs. frequently
  • Some roles require standing for long periods of time

Location:
Davidsonville Retail Store
743 W Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 20135

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 2/10/2021

Landscape Production Associate

Homestead Gardens Landscape Division has immediate openings for hardworking dedicated individuals to ensure the efficient installation of landscape designs and projects (including plants, maintenance and construction) under the direction and supervision of the Landscape Crew Leader/Foreman.

  • Ability to operate various mowing and finishing equipment, performing labor functions, mulching, installation, etc.
  • Takes care of equipment and tools, is self-motivated, has a desire to learn and improve
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving records.
  • Experience operating a medium duty truck, skid steers and mini excavator a plus.
  • Knowledge of safe loading and transport procedures for equipment, plants, bagged materials, brick and natural stone.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs routinely and stand/walk most of the work day
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the landscape customer
  • Work will be outside in a variety of weather conditions across all seasons
  • Fluency in English a plus

Ideal candidates will have previous industry experience, a willingness to deliver quality workmanship, and a strong work ethic.  Homestead Gardens offers health, dental, vision, and paid time off benefits to all full-time employees.

Location:
Landscape Division Office
771 W Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 1/8/2021

Wholesale Sales Associate - Horticultural Supply Division

Homestead Gardens, the largest enclosed garden center in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and one of the country’s leading garden centers, has an immediate opening for a full time Sales Associate who will assist our wholesale customers with their plant purchases. 

  • Must be knowledgeable of plant material
  • Must have excellent customer service skills and able to build relationships with area landscape customers
  • Great communication skills in person, on the phone, and through email
  • Sales background preferred
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Positive attitude and be willing to learn and be part of a team
  • Basic computer skills
  • Position requires working outdoors in all types of weather when required
  • Able to work a flexible Monday - Saturday schedule during peak season

Location:
Horticultural Supply
1238 Governor Bridge Road
Davidsonville, MD 21035

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 11/5/2020

Landscape Foreman - Landscape Division

Homestead Gardens, the largest and one of the most prestigious garden centers in the East Coast, has an exciting career opportunity for an experienced Landscaping Foreman with expertise in performing high-quality hardscaping, planting, and maintenance jobs.  

This individual will be responsible for overseeing and working on patios, walkways and other landscaping construction jobs.  We are looking for a leader and motivator who is passionate about his/her profession and cares about providing excellent customer service.  

  • Applicant must have 3-5 years experience in landscaping and hardscaping
  • Crew supervision
  • Valid driver's license
  • LCA certification is preferred 
  • Bilingual Spanish and English is preferred

 We offer a competitive compensation package that includes medical/dental insurance, vacation, participation in the company’s 401K plan, and a generous employee discount.  

Homestead Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome diversity. 

Location:
Landscape Division Office
771 W Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 4/24/2020

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