Job Nursery

Garden Center Manager

posted March 5, 2018
apply by March 9, 2018


Central Nurseries is a 4th generation family owned and operated nursery and landscape construction company serving Southern New England for over 80 years. Central Nurseries offers landscape design and installation, irrigation, landscape lighting, interior plant installation & maintenance, exterior landscape maintenance, site/civil work and of course landscape construction. Their portfolio of work includes everything from small residential landscapes to large commercial properties and everything in between. Central Nurseries also has a 5 acre garden center in Johnston as well as a nearly 100 acre nursery in Chepachet. Both locations are open to the public.

Central Nurseries is looking for a garden center manager for their Johnston location. Ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, determined, positive minded person with strong leadership and managerial skills who likes working outdoors and has an extensive plant knowledge as well as knowledge of common pests and diseases. This individual will be responsible for supervising daily operations which include opening and closing of the store, management of staff, enforcing policies and procedures, working with vendors to purchase plant material and related products. Will be responsible for improving sales and customer relations for both retail and wholesale customers and monitoring overall quality control. The garden center manager will also coordinate with the other division leaders to provide support, maintain inventory and schedule deliveries.

Minimum Qualifications


Must have managerial experience

Must have 3+ years of experience in a garden center or nursery

Available to work 6 days a week during peak season Monday Saturday

Able to lift at least 75 lbs

Willing to work in inclement weather

A degree in horticulture or related field preferred

Certified horticulturalist preferred

Wages, Salary and Benefits

Comprehensive employee benefit package. Salary commensurate with experience.


Application Requirements

email resume to or apply in person Monday - Friday 7 30-3 30 at 1155 Atwood Ave Johnston, RI 02919


Gianna Pagliarini, or 401-942-7511