A wonderful and varied opportunity has arisen for an experienced and well-rounded estate gardener, to join a stunning private estate on a full-time permanent basis in the New Forest, Hampshire.
The organic garden consists of formal areas including lawns, herbaceous borders, a rose garden, a kitchen garden, orchard, glasshouses, wildflower meadows, a large lake, and woodland. The successful candidate will assist in all aspects of the day to day maintenance and development of the formal gardens as well as helping out in the surrounding estate as necessary. The work will be interesting and varied and will include general gardening tasks such as weeding, pruning, grass cutting, strimming, mulching, hedge cutting, working at height, propagation, planting, management of herbaceous borders and the woodland whilst utilising organic principles.
Applicants must have proven gardening experience and a passion for horticulture and will ideally hold academic horticultural qualifications and certificates. Applicants should be self-motivated, physically fit/strong and energetic. The ability to work well as part of a small team but also have the ability to work unsupervised, is essential. Applicants must be comfortable with the safe operation of a wide range of garden machinery, with excellent practical skills and knowledge of safe working practices. Physical fitness and strength are paramount as the role will involve haymaking in summer and the occasional lifting and moving of heavy objects/supplies. A keen eye for detail, high standards, a flexible can-do approach to your work and a positive attitude are essential. Knowledge of organic gardening principles, tractor driving experience, chainsaw certificates, experience of using a mobile elevated platform and an academic horticultural qualification would be a significant an advantage. Due to the rural location of the site, a driving licence and own vehicle is essential.
This is a rare opportunity to join a beautiful estate in the heart of the New Forest and to take on a genuine lifestyle position on a permanent full-time basis. Applicants must currently live within the New Forest area or be actively relocating to this area specifically.
SALARY: Circa £25,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: New Forest, Hampshire
JOB No: EC15539
If this Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or email@example.com.
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