Walters Gardens, located in Zeeland, MI, has been a leading grower of perennial plants since 1946. We take great pride in the superior quality of our young plants and field grown products, diverse product selection, customer-focused staff, our extensive hybridizing program, and the ability to offer the best new introductions from around the world. Check back for new job opportunities which will be posted here.



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Benefits Walters Gardens Offers:

  • 401(k) Savings Plan with company match
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Option to Purchase additional Life Insurance
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Discounts on Company Products
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Medical Leave (PML)
  • Company Paid Holidays
  • Employee Incentive Program
  • Employee Events
  • Education Reimbursement
  • On-site Financial and Mental Health Counseling Services

Current Job Openings

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Notable Job Openings

Regional Product Manager - Northeast

We are currently looking to fill a Regional Product Manager position for the Northeast part of the US. The goal of this positions is to promote Walters Gardens’ product to industry audiences and cultivate relationships with new and existing customers. Candidate can be based in either West Michigan or the Northeast.

Essential Duties Include:

  • Oversee the development of customer relationships and sales growth in the Northeast United States
  • Service and support customers through various communication methods
  • Travel to customers to promote Walters Gardens product and present new ideas, concepts and programs. Time spent traveling, whether to customers or to Walters Gardens, would be 50 – 75%
  • Attend industry trade shows and events
  • Establish sales goals for the defined territory
  • Work with internal Walters Gardens’ departments on product availability and salability
  • Support established sales channels

Qualified applicants must have demonstrated ability of:

  • Strong communication (both written and oral), motivational and organizational skills
  • The ability to maintain a high level of customer service
  • Be passionate about people and plants
  • Show positive initiative and self-motivation
  • Multi-task and manage multiple projects independently
  • Achieve in depth product knowledge
  • Work as a team with other internal departments
  • Solid understanding of, and applicable experience in, the perennial industry preferred
  • Working knowledge of various computer programs
  • Proven ability to meet and exceed sales quotas

Internship Program

  • 12-week summer internships with flexible start/end dates
  • Full-time (40hrs/week) with half-day Fridays
  • Competitive pay with monthly housing stipend

Walters Gardens is North America’s leading wholesale grower of perennial plants. As an intern, you will gain invaluable hands-on experience with propagating, trialing, and growing our extensive collection of top-tier perennials. Through rotations including our Greenhouse and Field Operations, Tissue Culture Lab, Virus Lab, and Trials Department, you will work with some of the best and brightest in the industry. We are growing, and we want you to come grow with us!

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and résumé to Human Resources at

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Applicants should be a rising senior or recent graduate from an accredited college or university. Majors in Horticulture, Plant Science, or other Agriculture-related fields are preferred.

What You'll Learn

    Greenhouse Production

    • Moisture and Fertility Management
    • Environmental Control Systems
    • Plant Growth Regulators
    • Integrated Pest Management
    • pH/EC Testing

    Field Production

    • Crop Scouting
    • Soil and Tissue Sampling
    • Sprayer System Maintenance
    • Pest and Disease Management
    • Spray Data Entry

    Tissue Culture Lab

    • Plant Cloning
    • Lab Safety Procedures
    • Electronic Lab System Programming
    • Lighting Trials
    • Bioreactor Propagation

    Virus Lab

    • Sample Collection
    • ELISA Procedures
    • Virus Elimination
    • Elite Stock Management
    • Trueness Evaluations


    • New and Upcoming Variety Evaluations
    • PGR Trials on Plug Material
    • Finished Material Production
    • Data Collection and Entry
    • Key Customer and Influencer Shipments

Please send all completed job applications to Becky Oudshoorn in Human Resources:

Walters Gardens, Inc.

Attn: Becky Oudshoorn

PO Box 137

Zeeland, Michigan 49464-0137

Phone: (616) 772-0728

Fax: (616) 741-0097


Walters Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer.