Gardener

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 info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Landscape Gardener

Landscape Gardener required

A Hampshire Estate requires a talented and experienced live-in gardener to work in association with the Estate Manager to transform the existing formal and informal gardens which extend to approximately 4 acres. The position includes aspects of landscape design and implementation, together with ongoing maintenance and the associated project management and purchasing of plants and materials.

The property is situated in over 150 acres of land – and although situated fairly close to towns with good transport links – a passion for rural life is essential. Private onsite accommodation will be provided.

The individual must have a keen eye for detail, thorough portfolio of garden design and horticultural experience. A flexible, proactive approach and willingness to embrace and adapt to a variety of tasks is required as well as a self-motivating and positive outlook.

Longevity in the role is expected and you will be joining an existing team of staff who have worked with the family for many years.

Couple Applicants considered in an Estate Manager/Housekeeping dynamic.

Local candidates on a Live Out basis will also be considered.

Gardener

A motivated and driven gardener is sought after to manage and maintain the gardens of a newly purchased property in New Forest, Hampshire.

The property, recently refurbished, is set in 24 acres of parkland and fields. The formal gardens consist of laurel hedges, expansive lawns and established plants, trees and shrubs that have been retained such as azaleas, rhododendrons and magnolia trees. Now that the garden landscaping has been completed, the client is looking for a driven and motivated gardener to maintain and enhance the garden to a high standard. Particular attention will be required in the initial stages to enhance the lawn and hedges

The ideal candidate will be organised, have a good eye for detail and work efficiently. Applicants must have good horticultural knowledge, ideally have completed a horticultural training/qualification and have demonstratable experience of garden maintenance. A full driving licence is essential and grounds maintenance related training certificates such as PA1 & PA6 and chainsaw would be advantageous. This position requires someone to take ownership of the garden and therefore be hands on, physically fit and proactive in their approach.

In addition, the successful applicant will have a good understanding of the use and maintenance of garden machinery and tractors as well as have good craft skills to undertaker minor repairs to fencing etc. The working week will be around 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday with some seasonal flexibility. The position includes 4 weeks paid holiday to be taken at a convenient time for the garden.

SALARY:        Circa £25,000  

LOCATION: New Forest, Hampshire

JOB No:          EC14233

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

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Head Gardener

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an  ambitious head gardener to manage and maintain a beautiful garden in Hampshire. The position is full time, permanent and is available as a live out or live in vacancy.

The property is a large grade 2 listed house in 5 acres of mature gardens consisting of mixed and herbaceous beds and borders, a large pond, cascades, natural areas with long grasses, daffodils, yew hedges, box hedges , fruit trees, extensive lawns and some formal areas..

The majority of the garden is mature and is required to be  maintained to a very high standard, requiring efficient planning and an associated knowledge of plant behaviour throughout the seasons.   The head gardener will be responsible for the management of the garden, and maintaining the  gardens to a high horticultural standard. They will be responsible for other staff.

Suitable candidates will hold demonstrable experience in a similar role as well as academic horticultural qualifications at Level 2, ideally Level 3.  Experience in specialist pruning is essential. Good general plant knowledge, spray certificates PA1 / PA6, driving licence and experience using and basic machinery maintenance is required for the position.  Chainsaw certificates CS30 / CS31 would be an advantage.

Other requirements for the role are good communications skills and ability to work alongside other staff and contractors. The  gardener will be energetic,  will have  determination and drive  to  maintain and enhance the garden as required.

Accommodation can be provided for the successful candidate if required. The property available is a two-bedroom cottage, rent free, suitable for single occupancy or a couple. Children and pets are welcome. Council tax will be paid by the employer and all other bills such as water, electricity etc. will be paid by the tenant.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone  with flair and the enthusiasm to maintain the garden as well as develop the new areas of the garden.  The role would suit a knowledgeable, active and self-motivated head gardener with hands-on experience in large private estate gardens, as well as a proven ability to work well on their own.

SALARY:        Circa £30,000 depending on experience

LOCATION:   Hampshire

JOB No:          EC13209

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

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Sole Gardener

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced, qualified and physically fit Sole Gardener to join a stunning historic private estate in Hampshire on a full-time permanent basis.  This role will suit a knowledgeable horticulturist with extensive hands-on management experience on large private estate gardens, as well as a proven ability to work well on their own.

The 300-year-old property is owned by a knowledgeable gardener and has been managed for nearly nine years by an employed Sole Gardener.  The garden has been lovingly maintained and developed over this time, such that it is of paramount importance to source a genuinely enthusiastic and knowledgeable person to continue the legacy.  The current Sole Gardener will leave the post in May and will be available until this time to ensure a smooth transition into the role for the successful applicant.

The gardens of 6-acres comprise expansive lawns, large beech and yew hedges, young, mature and veteran trees, large herbaceous perennial borders, shrubs, a small orchard, a swimming pool, a tennis court and a Georgian walled garden containing 800 David Austin roses.  Wisteria and climbing roses decorate the ancient walls and will require delicate and timely pruning to ensure their continued form.  The property does not contain a kitchen garden or a glasshouse so skills associated with such management will not be required for this role.  The garden is maintained to a very high standard and requires efficient planning and an associated knowledge of plant behaviour throughout the seasons.

The garden has been successfully maintained by the current Sole Gardener for the past nine years, however specialist contractors will be brought in where necessary, i.e. for aerial tree work, however the successful applicant should be confident in their ability to undertake the management of large hedges (and associated equipment) and in their pace of work in general.  Attention to detail and a high standard of care is expected at all times.

Suitable candidates will hold demonstrable experience in a similar role as well as academic horticultural qualifications at Level 2, ideally Level 3 or above.  Experience in species-specific pruning is essential, as is good general plant knowledge, spray applicators, ride-on cylinder mowers and basic machinery maintenance.  A lawncare contractor attends the property twice yearly, however the Sole Gardener should be experienced in this area to ensure a good standard of health on a year-round basis.  A full driving licence is required as, although on the edge of a small village, the property is located rurally.

This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced gardener to join a stunning historic private estate in a beautiful part of the country, on a full-time permanent basis.  The owner is a knowledgeable garden lover and looks to build a long term, positive, and enjoyable working relationship with the successful candidate.

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

SALARY: Up to £35,000 DOE

LOCATION: Hampshire

JOB No: EC11798

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Head Gardener

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a qualified and experienced Head Gardener to lead a small team on a beautiful private estate near Alresford, Hampshire.  The welcoming family currently employ 2 skilled gardeners and are looking for a knowledgeable Head Gardener to come onboard to manage the garden and lead the team.

Built in the late 1700’s, the Grade II listed house is situated within 45-acres of parkland with formal gardens of approximately 13-acres, originally laid out by Richard Woods; a contemporary of Capability Brown.  The grounds have been painstakingly restored to the original plans in several phases over the years, most recently since 2004 by the current owner, with more sensitive restoration planned.  The property owners are passionate about the gardens, such that only tree, shrub and flower species available in the mid-1700’s, have been used in the restoration.

The formal aspect of the garden includes expansive lawns, hedges, a pool, herbaceous borders, a large kitchen garden, mixed beds/borders, ornamental shrubberies, young and mature/ancient specimen trees with woodland walks, topiary, a considerable Ha-ha and much more, all with impressive vistas across the estate and surrounding South Downs.

As Head Gardener you will be responsible for all aspects of the gardens and therefore need to be self-motivated, proficient at organising your own routine and staff under your supervision whilst being able to remain flexible in your approach to work.

Applicants for this position will ideally be academically qualified to Level 2 or above and are confident in their plant knowledge, with excellent attention to detail, can implement good health and safety in the garden, and are driven to inspire a committed team of gardeners. Spray certificates (PA1/PA6) and chainsaw competence certification are desirable and a full clean driving licence, good physical fitness and experience with a wide range of garden machinery are required for the role.

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified and experienced Head Gardener to join a historically significant estate and garden, lead a driven team, and work for friendly and interested employers.

SALARY:       Circa £30,000 plus accommodation

LOCATION:  Winchester, Hampshire

JOB No:          EC10687

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

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Skilled Gardener

An attractive opportunity has arisen for a self-employed Skilled Gardener to play a key role in the ongoing development and maintenance of a stunning Gertrude Jekyll orientated garden near Andover in Hampshire, on a 2-day per week basis.  This opportunity is open to self-employed gardeners who can demonstrate a thorough understanding of garden management, with excellent plant identification and time management skills.

The 1.5-acre arts and crafts garden was designed by Gertrude Jekyll and is approximately 100 years old.  The owners live on the property full-time, are keen and knowledgeable gardeners, and whilst they currently benefit from one other member of staff with regard to estate and garden maintenance, the amicable departure of their knowledgeable plantsman gardener (to Scotland) leaves an opportunity for a like-minded new incumbent.

Applicants for this role should be self-employed gardeners currently living within a one-hour commute of the estate, which lies approximately 5-miles east of Andover.  The garden has a happy atmosphere and comprises a wild garden, herbaceous garden and large borders, a gravel garden, gazebo and pond, roses and bulbs, with a strong focus on flowers throughout.  There is no kitchen garden or glasshouse, so associated propagation and vegetable/fruit growing will not be required of the successful candidate.  Hedge cutting will be carried out by external contractors, leaving the successful candidate to focus on the finer horticultural duties within the garden.  A no-dig approach is used to manage weeds, which works very well on the site and should be continued at the wish of the owners.  The successful applicant will be required to work from ladders at times and must be used to working on and managing large herbaceous borders as well as a diverse range of ornamental plants, shrubs and flowers.

Suitable candidates will be self-employed, used to working alone, and should hold an academic horticultural qualification and/or extensive gardening experience, possess good plant identification skills, good physical fitness, an ability to operate and have a thorough understanding of seasonal garden management as per the above factors.  A driving licence is an essential requirement of all applicants due to the rural location of the property.

This is an excellent opportunity for a local freelance gardener to become involved with a n historic and impressive garden, on behalf of genuinely enthusiastic and welcoming gardener owners.  A generous hourly rate is offered in line with experience, with discretionary bonuses paid in recognition of the gardener’s commitment and quality of work.

SALARY:  Circa £26/hr DOE

LOCATION:  Andover, Hampshire

JOB No:  EC10384

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

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Skilled Gardener

Skilled Gardener Required.

A rare and fantastic opportunity has arisen on an historic private estate near Winchester, for an experienced gardener with dedication, flexibility and a passion for garden management.  This role would suit a knowledgeable gardener with excellent time management skills, good physical fitness and a demonstrable understanding of the considerations required on private estates.

The property has a very strong history, dating back nearly 3000 years in terms of being a known settlement.  The present property and garden are a mere 300 years old in their current form, with the gardens being developed throughout this time by the respective owners.  The pleasure gardens encompass 22-acres and are surrounded on three sides by a ha-ha, a pinetum and large collection of young and mature native and exotic trees, a lake, fountains and a natural spring, parterres, formal lawns, mixed and perennial/herbaceous borders, a rose garden, Temple Garden, Orangery, walks and paths, a walled garden (in need of repair), courtyard areas and numerous container planting, with specimen trees throughout.  The estate is open to the public for one day per year as part of the National Garden Scheme.

The property owners are private and traditional in keeping with the style and history of the estate and its management to date, so are looking to appoint a Skilled Gardener with experience on estates of a similar nature.  Following the retirement of a dedicated Gardener of 20-years, contractors have been brought in to assist with the garden, however there is now a desire to employ a full-time permanent Skilled Gardener with the ability and willingness to dedicate their time to the deserving site.

Applicants for this position may be academically qualified but must, more importantly, be able to demonstrate by previous experience their knowledge and understanding of hands-on garden management on large and horticulturally diverse private estates.  Applicants should have extensive experience (and ideally some certification) with a range of garden/estate machinery, i.e. tractors, chainsaws, chemical spray applicators, hedge cutters, strimmers, ride-on and pedestrian mowers, blowers etc.  Candidates must have strong knowledge of seasonal garden/plant management, excellent time management skills, and must be team players with a flexible and a helpful approach at all times.

The varying seasonal duties of the successful candidate will be supplemented by external contractors where necessary and as such, an ability to work alongside other gardeners as with other estate team members, with sensitivity and diplomacy, is essential.  A full UK driving licence is required for this role.  Due to the nature of the site and the preference of the welcoming owners, discretion and sensitivity is required at all times.

In addition to a salary in line with the successful candidate’s experience, private health care is offered as well as a pension scheme, whereby the employer will contribute a generous 9.5% (with the employee contributing 4%).  Annual holiday entitlement is 28-days (including Bank Holidays).

SALARY:  £25,000 – £30,000 DOE

LOCATION:  Winchester, Hampshire

JOB No:  EC7367

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

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Assistant Gardener

A wonderful career opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Gardener in the New Forest, Hampshire. Candidates with a good level of all-round estate maintenance experience, i.e. machinery maintenance, swimming pools, animal care etc. in addition to garden maintenance, are encouraged to apply.

This stunning listed private country house includes several smaller cottages and 5-acre formal garden.  The main property is nestled within 180 acres of parkland in the beautiful New Forest in south west England.  The village of Bramshaw is a highly sought-after location; close to Lyndhurst and the historic market town of Romsey.

The property is under ownership of a young and friendly family who are actively developing the already stunning gardens.  The main garden includes a cuttings garden, greenhouses, a vegetable garden to supply the house with a small amount of produce, formal lawn areas, hedges, mature trees, mixed borders, a pool and tennis court.  Staff currently working on the estate include a Head Gardener, House Manager/Chef, Assistant Gardener/Nanny, Groom, Gamekeeper, Junior Butler and cleaning staff.

The role will involve general garden maintenance; hedge cutting, mowing, weeding, dead heading, pruning etc. as well as working with roses, the beds/borders, the cutting flower garden and within the kitchen garden.  Applicants should have a good level of experience in general garden maintenance and a willingness to improve their horticultural knowledge where necessary, via training provided by the estate if required.  The suitable candidate will be positive in character and be willing to work within a small friendly team, but should also be happy to work autonomously in certain areas of the garden where required.  A spray certificate would be beneficial but is not essential for the role initially as training may be provided.  Applicants should be willing and able to carry out a range of general estate DIY tasks as well as gardening, so candidates with a broad skill set in this area are encouraged to apply.  The estate has the capacity to improve employees’ horticultural knowledge via internal and external training.

The successful applicant for this role will assist the Head Gardener in the routine maintenance, restoration and ongoing development of the garden on a permanent basis.  Candidates will ideally hold a recognised academic horticultural qualification, good/basic horticultural knowledge and gardening experience, and will ideally be from a private estate gardening or estate maintenance background.  Applicants should have good physical fitness and practical horticultural skills including competence with garden machinery.

The client is looking for a friendly, flexible, positive and enthusiastic person to be part of the estate on a long-term basis.  A rich and enjoyable atmosphere awaits the successful candidate, as does a genuine opportunity to upskill under the direction of a talented Head Gardener and if necessary, external horticultural training.  Applicants must be commutable to Bramshaw in Hampshire and must hold a full UK driving licence with their own transport.

SALARY:       £23,000 – £26,000 DOE

LOCATION:  Bramshaw, Hampshire

JOB No:          EC3112

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

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Part time Gardener

Part-time Gardener required

An opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener to play a key role in the ongoing development and maintenance of a private estate near Hambledon in Hampshire, on a 2-3 day/week basis.  This opportunity is open to self-employed gardeners who can demonstrate a thorough understanding of horticulture with excellent plant identification and time management skills.

The compact garden of approximately one-acre surrounds the house and is bordered by paddocks and copses extending approximately four-acres.  Located in a rural hamlet, the garden comprises lawns, herbaceous and perennial borders, mature and young trees, gravel areas and pathways, flagstone paving, climbing plants and shrubs throughout.  The garden is in the process of redesign and planting and as such, the new role is focussed on design implementation and the associated application of necessary horticultural knowledge.  The property does not currently include a kitchen garden or glasshouse, though this is something that is planned.  The expertise of the successful applicant will be drawn upon for this purpose specifically, in addition to that of the duties outlined below.

Heavy maintenance work is carried out by local garden contractors on a part-time basis, with assistance on the finer horticultural aspects currently being provided by a freelance Skilled Gardener.  The latter will be moving on from the role in early 2020, hence the requirement for a new Skilled Gardener to join the estate.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake general garden maintenance such as bed/border management and planting, pruning, and general seasonal garden management.  In addition to the above, other small maintenance tasks will be required to a lesser degree; raking gravel, sweeping of terraces, maintenance of outdoor paintwork and the water feature, for example.  At present, there is no requirement for mowing of lawns or paddocks, though this may be something that could be requested in instances where the maintenance contractors are on holiday.

Suitable candidates are likely to be self-employed, should hold an academic horticultural qualification and/or extensive gardening experience, possess good plant identification skills, good physical fitness, an ability to operate and carry out basic maintenance of garden machinery, and have a thorough understanding of seasonal garden management throughout the seasons.  Spray certificates (PA1/PA6) would be beneficial and a driving licence essential due to the rural location of the property.

This is an excellent opportunity for a local freelance gardener to become involved with a garden at an early stage of redevelopment and planting.  A generous hourly rate is offered in line with experience.

SALARY:       Circa £25/hr DOE

LOCATION:  Nr. Hambledon, Hampshire

JOB No:          EC8125

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

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