Horticulturist - Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, KY

Job Locations US-KY-Frankfort
Posted Date 5 months ago(7/1/2022 10:08 AM)
# of Openings

Company/Location Overview

The gardens at Buffalo Trace Distillery, a National Historic Landmark, center around Stony Point, the former residence of Albert B. Blanton, which was built in 1933. The original gardens installed by Colonel Blanton were not maintained for many years as ownership of the Distillery changed hands, but this changed when the current ownership made it a priority to bring the gardens back to life. Buffalo Trace obtained a level 2 arboretum accreditation and the 450 plus acres of distillery grounds hosts many varieties of trees and shrubs. 

Join us as the Homeplace Horticulturist.

Job Description/Responsibilities

What You’ll Do:

  • Oversee the overall health of the Buffalo Trace plant collection. Create plan for overall maintenance program to include control of insects and disease
  • Routinely update plant records database and maintain labelling for the collection
  • Lead training and develop comprehensive cultural practice programs for technicians assigned to the work duties for the grounds
  • Develop and execute planning for seasonal color and landscape enhancements
  • Lead weekly garden and arboretum tours
  • Support overall safety program through excellence in project management
  • Lead public program development and implementation working with the Events Team
  • Assist with scheduling and planning for grounds team
  • Assist with development of Homeplace grounds SOPs
  • Assist with managing outside contractor for grounds related work


What You’ll Need:


Education & Experience:

  • Associates degree or higher in the field of horticulture from an accredited university.
  • Minimum 5 years of supervisory or management in the horticultural field.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of plant species and ornamental horticulture and all phases of care and plant culture.
  • Strong supervisory and training skills.
  • Strong public engagement and speaking skills.
  • Ability to work with a team, problem solve, and organize.
  • Knowledge of plant collections database software and practices




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