Sole Gardener

Sole Gardener required

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener to take ownership of an historic private estate near Braintree in North Essex.  This beautiful and diverse estate encompasses 12-acres of grounds including an extensive arboretum.  Applications are sought from skilled gardeners with demonstrable experience of managing their own time efficiently from a hands-on perspective.

The estate has an impressive 900-year history, and although very little of the original building remains, the current building has largely been unchanged since 1699.  The gardens comprise a one-acre walled flower garden, a new ½-acre kitchen garden, a Japanese pond, a water garden, moat, small herbaceous borders, a rose garden, numerous mature and young trees within the arboretum, fruit trees (including pleached limes), topiary, various buildings and garden structures/features, expansive lawns, and two acres of woodland with several glades and groves.  The gardens are not run to organic principles, though chemical use is avoided within the kitchen garden and around fruit trees.  There are no glasshouses on the estate.

The gardens are relatively low maintenance, considering the size of the area, due primarily to the extensive areas of trees, lawn, and slow-growing shrubs.  The successful applicant will however need to be able to plan their work on an annual as well as daily basis in order to ensure effective use of their time and to maintain high presentation of the gardens.

The ideal candidate will possess an academic horticultural qualification at Level 2 or above, spray experience/certification (PA1/PA6), certification and/or experience with chainsaws, experience of ride-on mowers and a full range of garden machinery, good plant identification skills, good time management skills, attention to detail, good physical fitness and a positive attitude.  The role will initially be a Sole Gardener position, though there may be scope to enlist assistance during busy periods if deemed necessary.  Applicants with experience/knowledge of correct arboricultural practices in addition to each of the above areas of horticulture are encouraged to apply.

This is a rare opportunity to become part of the 900-year history of a stunning property and its surrounding gardens.  The young owners have a genuine passion for their estate and like to spend time gardening when they are able.  As such, applicants must be presentable and friendly with good communication skills, as well as an ability to work effectively on their own.  A full driving licence and your own transport are required for this role as the estate is located rurally.

SALARY:Circa £27,500 DOE

LOCATION:Nr. Braintree, Essex

JOB No:EC23108

If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sole Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Sole Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Experienced Gardener

An experienced and creative gardener is needed to join a team on a beautiful estate on the Essex/Suffolk border. The garden was designed by George Carter and consists of 5 acres of formal gardens, large Alitex tropical greenhouse, walled kitchen garden, extensive fine lawns, stumpery, herbaceous borders and fruit trees. The whole estate is 66 acres in total.

Sound plant knowledge, understanding seasonal garden management, competence with garden machinery, specific plant pruning technics are all required. Some experience with kitchen gardening would be an advantage as well as previous experience in a gardening position on private estates.

This is a live out position,

Call 07792861141 for more information on this Experienced Gardener vacancy.

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Sole Gardener

A self-motivated and driven Sole Gardener is sought after on a full time and permanent basis for a stunning 8-acre private property near Colchester in Essex. The property consists of six and a half acres of meadow and parkland and one and a half acres of mature garden including herbaceous borders, shrubs, roses, extensive lawns, glasshouse and a vegetable garden to provide the house with fruit and vegetable.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the maintenance of the garden to a high horticultural standard as well as enhancing the garden when required. Daily duties will involve all aspects of horticulture and garden management, i.e. lawn management, hedge cutting, planting, pruning, feeding and weeding, basic plant healthcare, plant propagation/glasshouse work and kitchen gardening.  The Sole Gardener will have additional duties such as the security and bringing in logs in the winter.

Applicants should ideally have a minimum level 2 horticultural qualification, PA1/PA6 spray certificates, chainsaw certificates combined with excellent plant and tree knowledge, excellent technical skills and previous experience working on private estates.  You will need to be very organised, able to plan and prioritise your workload and work to a high standard. Experience growing fruit and vegetables as well as specialist pruning is required for the role. Ability to operate a range of garden machinery and good craft skills are also desirable for the role. A full UK driving licence is essential.

Accommodation is provided for the successful applicant. The large two-bedroom cottage is located on site next to the vegetable garden. Council tax and water is paid by the employer. All other bills are paid by the tenant. Partners are welcome.

SALARY:        Up to £28,000 depending on experience

LOCATION: Near Colchester, Essex

JOB No:          EC14698

If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sole Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Sole Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Senior Gardener

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Senior Gardener to join a stunning private estate near Epping in Essex.  This role would suit an academically qualified and experienced gardener with the drive and initiative to manage a horticulturally diverse garden to a very high standard.

The beautiful 22-acre private estate has had the input of respected garden designers and artists in recent years, and the owners plan to continue to develop the property with the assistance of the successful applicant.  The current Senior Gardener has developed the garden significantly and to a high standard but is now moving on in order to be closer to family.

The garden comprises formal and informal lawns, an orchard, hot border, a large lake, rose parterres, shrub and herbaceous borders, climbing wisteria, box and mixed topiary, and a kitchen garden.  The garden also includes, and is surrounded by, a variety of mature exotic and native tree species which provide depth and character throughout the estate.  The Senior Gardener will be required to manage one full-time Assistant Gardener and will benefit from occasional assistance from the housekeeper in the garden where necessary.  The successful applicant must also be able to work with the garden consultant/designer and the property owner in relation to further garden development.

Applicants for this position should hold academic horticultural qualifications, preferably at Level 3 or above, extensive experience of gardening on private estates and good plant/horticultural knowledge in general.  The ability to work to a high degree of detail is essential, as is the willingness to assist with other estate duties alongside the estate team when necessary.  Applicants should hold demonstrable experience in each of the above garden areas and be keen to pass on their knowledge to the full-time Assistant Gardener.

In addition to a Level 3 Horticultural qualification (or above), suitable applicants will ideally hold certificates in spraying (PA1/PA6) and must be able to undertake basic routine machinery maintenance (strimmers, mowers and hedge cutters etc.) when required.  Applicants should hold a full UK driving licence, must be physically fit, presentable, friendly and positive in their outlook to maintain the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the estate.

 SALARY:  Circa £35,000 DOE

LOCATION:  Nr Epping, Essex

JOB No:  EC8416

If this Senior Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or mark.read@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Senior Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Senior Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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