Assistant Landscape Foreman (Lower Displays & Greenhouses Team)
Flora Conservation Department
The post holder will play a key role in the day-to-day management of Lower Hillside landscapes, working with the Curator and a team of gardeners to develop stunning botanical displays and maintain roadside planters and trailside vegetation to the highest horticultural standards. Following the principles of ecological horticulture, all gardening work at KFBG seeks to promote the growth and conservation of native plants and enrich the biodiversity of our site. Accordingly, the successful candidate will have a flare for plant propagation and help to produce a wide range of high-quality potted plants, both from seeds and from cuttings. They will also perform horticultural practices such as planting, weeding, transplanting, mulching, fertilising, pest control and other interventions as needed, with a view to creating beautiful, immersive landscapes. They will share responsibility for maintaining orderly work practices and ensuring the spaces they work in are safe for both the public and KFBG colleagues alike.
- Assist with the care of theme gardens, roadside plantings, trailside vegetation and greenhouse displays within KFBG’s lower landscapes, including irrigation, mulching, fertilizing, pest control and plant protection as and when necessary.
- Assist with the propagation and cultivation of plants for potted plant displays and for sale in the KFBG shop.
- Help maintain workplace safety, including keeping trails free from slip and trip hazards and rubbish; contributing to the safe and tidy use of gardener restrooms; and reporting potential safety issues to the Curator.
- Discuss and report daily operational plans, progress and updates to the Curator.
- Safely operate powered gardening tools for site maintenance.
- Assist with the occasional maintenance of vegetation on green roofs, working safely at height.
- Assist with the occasional maintenance of streamside vegetation, working on uneven natural slopes.
- To supervise and assist in the training of volunteers to help the team perform routine tasks.
- Ideally at least 1–2 years’ experience in horticulture, including propagation and physical work in an outdoor setting and in a tropical/sub-tropical environment. Candidates possessing some knowledge of native Hong Kong plants and practical experience of working with them would be at an advantage.
- Experience in the use of a range of gardening tools, including powered machinery, would be a distinct advantage.
- Friendly, hardworking and self-disciplined.
- Good organisational ability.
- Physically fit for outdoor work.
- You will be expected to strive to work in line with KFBG values, in pursuit of the Vision and Mission of the organization, and to self-assess your performance in this regard.
- Able to work occasionally on Sundays or public holidays, if needed.
- You will be expected to participate in occasional group activities arranged by KFBG with the intention of developing the organisational culture.
Interested parties, please send your CV to the People & Culture Department, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden Corporation, Lam Kam Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong or via email at email@example.com or fax to 2488-1002.