Cycad Horticulturalist

Babylonstoren has an exciting opportunity for a passionate cycad horticulturalist to join the garden team.


  • Degree in horticulture.
  • At least five years’ experience in landscape installations and rock garden construction.
  • At least five years’ experience with cycad collections and identification.
  • Agronomic knowledge of fertilizer application and treatments of diseases and pests (AVCASA).
  • Computer literate (Microsoft).
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and Engels with good communication skills.


  • Manage acquisition figures on the IRIS programme for the whole Babylonstoren garden.
  • Knowledge of plant permit legislation and application process.
  • Maintenance of South African and African cycad species.
  • Experience and knowledge of cycad transplanting methods.
  • Pruning of young and older plants.
  • Physical weed control.
  • Manage quarantine area.
  • Preparation of soil mixtures.
  • Irrigation – intervals and installations.
  • Pollination of cones.
  • Propagation by seed or suckers.
  • Conduct plant collection expeditions.
  • Present specialist garden tours.
  • Present workshops.
  • General tasks within the greater garden team.

Please send your CV and salary expectation to [email protected].