Gardener (Soetmelksvlei)

Babylonstoren has an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about general gardening and possesses thorough plant knowledge.


  • A completed National Senior Certificate qualification (matric / Grade 12).
  • Good general knowledge of fruit, vegetables and herbs.
  • Good general knowledge of fynbos.
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English.
  • Must be familiar with the Simondium Valley.
  • Good practical skills and experience in gardening to be able to maintain the orchard and vegetable garden.
  • Energetic, physically strong and healthy to be able to complete tasks alone.
  • Ability to function independently but also able to form part of a small team.
  • Self-motivated and able to plan own tasks for the day.
  • Studious and interested in plants and gardening practices dating back to 1897.
  • Work in a uniform daily that resembles the 1897 era.
  • Available to work during hospitality hours, which also includes weekends.


  • Cleaning the yard.
  • Weed control.
  • Pest and plague control on fruit and vegetables.
  • Prune hedges and plants.
  • Plant and harvest vegetables and herbs.
  • Manage irrigation and water plants by hand.
  • Any gardening-related tasks.
  • Ability to comfortably interact with guests regarding gardens.
  • Ability to present garden tours.
  • Provide support to restaurants and home for fresh material as needed.
  • Provide support for the workshops that are hosted at Soetmelksvlei.

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