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College Students & Graduates

Put education into practice and start your career at Armstrong Garden Centers. If you love working with people and are ready to become a strong leader/coach you’re a perfect fit for Armstrong Garden Centers! Business or horticulture majors are strongly encouraged to apply.


We actively seek college graduates for our manager trainee program, department head positions and more. We’re visiting local universities, visit us on LinkedIn or Follow us on Twitter for announcements on where we will be next.


We’ve been around.
As a company that started in 1889, we’ve got some deep roots. We’ve focused our energy in four areas: quality, selection, knowledge and service and because of this strong foundation, our customer base continues to grow. Today, we’re the largest independent garden center in the nation. And we’ll continue to grow (pun intended).


We’re community based.
Our fellow employee-owners live in the communities we work. From PTA meetings to the produce department at the grocery store – you’ll see us out and about. We also strive to support gardening efforts and knowledge throughout the community through GrowMore! our school gardening program and community garden talks and free classes.


More than retail.
We take fast-paced to a whole new meaning. Challenges face us daily from plant health, water issues, daily deliveries all keep us on our toes and make each day something new and exciting. Our wholesale division also offers an opportunity to see the other side of the business. From testing new introductions, to production timelines and sales – we’ve got a lot going on.

Learn more about Armstrong Growers >


We’re growing more than plants.

Don’t Know Plants?
No problem. We offer extensive classroom and hands-on learning to prepare you for daily interactions with customers. From introductory to more advanced courses, we offer extensive classroom and hands-on learning to prepare you. You’re also surrounded by some industries best horticulture experts and they started exactly where you are right now.


Love Plants?
Great! You’ll still learn something new each and every day – a new variety or species, new disease or maybe a new intruder. We’ll provide timely information on new products, diseases and insects to make sure you’re up to speed when a customer might need you.

Along with plant knowledge, we’re focused on developing for the future. It’s definitely not just a job at Armstrong/Pike but we’re here to develop a long-term career. We’ll support your management development along with a slid understanding of running a garden center day to day.


Learn about specific positions and career paths available >