Our People Make All the Difference 

At J.W. Townsend, we seek to create the most qualified and passionate professionals in our field through continuous training and education. We have over 1000 cumulative years of horticultural experience with 29 Virginia Certified Horticulturists, 31 Registered Pesticide Technicians, 1 Advanced Certified Horticulturist, and 4 ISA Certified Arborists with more and more of our staff completing courses and benchmark exams each year.

In 2021 our staff voted that, as an employer, J.W. Townsend Landscapes facilitates a great work/life balance, a positive work environment, and competitive wages and benefits for our employees.

We gladly welcome those with any range of experience, from beginners to experts, to join and grow with our team. If you’re new to the area, looking for a career change, or interested in working outdoors we would love to interview you!

Employment Application

To apply for an employment opportunity at J.W. Townsend Landscapes:

Click Here to open the employment application & follow the instructions below.

If opening on a desktop computer, please type directly in the form, save the PDF, and submit by email to

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Alternatively, you may print and submit your completed application by mail or in-person to:

Human Resources Manager
J.W. Townsend Landscapes
3980 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911

If you have any questions or issues with the application online, please email  

What We Offer

  • Competitive wages
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off, holidays, and birthday
  • Retirement plan with employer match
  • Health insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Company subsidized professional development and certifications
  • Great opportunities for advancement and bonuses
  • Opportunities to participate in company subsidized conferences & field trips
  • Annual company-sponsored events such as summer picnics & holiday parties

What We’re Looking For

  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to drive or be trained to drive large work trucks
  • Strong attention to detail, organization, and communication skills
  • Ability to load and unload trucks and lift 50lbs.
  • A willingness to obtain Virginia state pesticides certifications
  • 1-3 years in the plant industry is preferred but not required
  • An education/Bachelor’s Degree in horticulture is preferred but not required
  • An understanding of common landscape plant material including annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs

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