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mill creek gardens

Who We Are

erik & danielle

Meet Mill Creek Gardens

We (Erik & Danielle) love all things natural and believe that flowers have purpose in our lives -promoting health, beauty, and sharing love with one another.  We know that flowers make people happy and we are dedicated to offering an experience where anyone can find joy in the simple beauty of nature.  Whether we are in the greenhouse, in the growing field, or on vacation, we are always searching for new ways to share the beauties of nature with our customers.

A little more about Erik…

Erik went to Milwaukee School of Engineering for electrical engineering & also earned a German bachelors degree while studying in Germany for one year. Erik has spend many hours on the river in Milwaukee rowing proudly for his alma mater.  He has a passion for renewable energy & conservation.  He even convinced Danielle to buy a composting toilet for their home.

A little more about Danielle…

Danielle also went to college in Milwaukee & played volleyball for the Marquette women’s volleyball team.  Shortly after graduating, she played professionally in Sweden.  Danielle has also spent time teaching in Milwaukee and coaching college volleyball at the University of Iowa.  Whatever Danielle does, she does it with passion and energy.  And she loves getting over 12,000 steps in the greenhouse every day!

our parents

Bruce & Sherri

Bruce and Sherri, parents to Erik, have been instrumental in the growing operation since the start.  Sherri is the planter combination queen and leads many of our interactive workshops.  She has a real eye for arranging flowers and isn’t afraid to plant flowers in anything! Bruce is a jack-of-all-trades and is instrumental in every new project and event at the greenhouse.  He does have time for fun, though!  If Bruce isn’t with his puppies, you’ll likely find him watering plants or tooling around in his vegetable garden.

erik & danielle

We Value Family

Your kids are ALWAYS welcome at our greenhouse!  We’ve got a piggy scavenger hunt for them when they visit and also a dedicated area just for children.  We believe that the greenhouse should be an engaging, joy-filled place even for the youngest of guests.  

Join our Team

Retail Assistant

Who we are: Mill Creek Gardens believes in treating people well & that flowers make people happy. Our 5-acre greenhouse growing operation prides itself in growing 98% of everything it sells.  We not only offer retail & workshop experiences for our local customers but also offer wholesale opportunities for Wisconsin garden centers & florists.  Annual potted plants and cut flowers are started early January for spring sales, fall crops are started in the summer, and holiday items are prepared late fall/early winter.

About this position: We are seeking a confident individual who is ready to serve our retail customers and enthusiastically continue to offer a fun & exciting experience for all who visit our establishment.  We are seeking an individual who enjoys working with others & serving others’ needs.  No prior plant knowledge is required but a desire to learn is of the highest importance.  Our Retail Assistant will work with plants; planting, plant care, & maintenance.  Workshops and events are the cornerstone of our business & this individual will assist in seasonal workshops for kids and adults.

Duties (include but not limited to):

-facilitating seasonal retail (spring, early summer, fall, winter) – this includes greeting customers, answering questions, offering assistance, & checking out customers

-assisting in seasonal workshops (some weekend hours will be necessary)

-keeping the retail floor stocked with merchandise

-keeping retail environment clean; trimming & organizing plants

-assisting in spring planting (Jan – April)

-assisting in processing winter greens (wreaths, garland, etc)

Requirements:

-basic understanding of retail environment

-ability to carry 40lbs & stand over 2 hours at a time

-minimum high school diploma

-proficient in verbal and written English

-Ability to multi-task, while being attentive to customers and other employees

-strong communication & people skills

Benefits:

-flexible schedule

-competitive hourly rate based on performance

-safe and respectful workplace

Job Types: Full-time (start time: ASAP), Part-time (start time: early March)

Next Steps: Email your interest to help@millcreekgardencenter.com. In your email, please tell us what you know about Mill Creek Gardens and what makes you a great fit for this position. Please attach a current resume, as well. You are also welcome to set up an appointment to drop off your resume and cover letter.

Delivery Driver & Grower/Maintenance Assistant

Who We Are: Mill Creek Gardens believes in treating people well & that flowers make people happy. Our 5-acre greenhouse growing operation prides itself in growing 98% of everything it sells.  We not only offer retail & workshop experiences for our local customers but also offer wholesale opportunities for Wisconsin garden centers & florists.  Annual potted plants and cut flowers are started early January for spring sales, fall crops are started in the summer, and holiday items are prepared late fall/early winter.   

About this position: We are seeking a confident & independent individual who is ready to serve our wholesale customers by delivering goods & facilitating the sales process.  This person would be on the road 1-2 days per week and would spend all other time working in the greenhouse accomplishing miscellaneous tasks.

Training in horticulture is not necessary but this individual must have a desire to learn.  Greenhouse tasks include watering plant stock, planting plants, moving plants, garden & lawn maintenance, compost disposal, equipment maintenance, & greenhouse custodial work.   

Requirements:

-ability to carry 50 lbs & stand for over 2 hours at a time

-minimum high school diploma

-ability to safely operate a panel van (no CDL required)

-proficient in verbal and written English

-working knowledge of technology (ipad, gps software)

-Ability to multi-task, while being attentive to customers and other employees

-strong communication & people skills

Benefits:

-flexible schedule

-competitive hourly rate based on performance

-safe and respectful workplace

Job Type: Part-time (start time: early to mid-March)

Next Steps: Email your interest to help@millcreekgardencenter.com. In your email, please tell us what you know about Mill Creek Gardens and what makes you a great fit for this position. Please attach a current resume, as well. You are also welcome to set up an appointment to drop off your resume and cover letter.

 

Join Our Team

Are you interested in joining our team and working at our garden center & flower farm? We are always ready to welcome high-energy, positive, and motivated individuals! Introduce yourself below to get the conversation started!