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English Country Gardeners are the specialist employment agency for the recruitment of skilled gardening staff. English Country Gardeners are dedicated to the professional gardener and estate owner. For 30 years we have been providing our clients with a worldwide specialist search and selection service. English Country Gardeners is firmly placed as the leading agency for the recruitment of permeant professional gardeners.

Our team at English Country Gardeners is well equipped to find you the right candidate for your vacancy, we have the right balance of both recruitment and essential field base experience. As a client you will deal with a consultant who understands the type of gardener you are seeking, the consultant takes time to build a proper understanding of the role, taking responsibility when required for all aspects of your brief, from pre-selection and short listing through to final offer.

After making a full assessment of your vacancy criteria we will commence our detailed selection process by carrying out a comprehensive series of searches of our bespoke recruitment database containing over 22,000 registered candidates, many of our candidates may not be actively seeking a new job but could be ideal for your position. We have their permission to contact them with suitable, matched vacancies, thus we are often able to source otherwise unavailable candidates.

Our search procedures require skill, expertise, knowledge, determination and the highest standards of professionalism. Our experience enables us to prepare a focused and specific short-list of candidates. Depending upon the vacancy, this short-list may range from a “Star Candidate” through to two/three “Strong Candidates”. At this stage of the recruitment process your consultant will have conducted a pre-submitted consultation in order to provide you with a summary of each candidate’s strengths. We will always endeavour to maintain contact with you throughout this selection process, should we meet with unexpected difficulties we will work closely with you to  suggest alternative solutions. Our recruitment service does not stop once you have appointed an English Country Gardener candidate, in the months following the placement we will maintain a dialogue with you to determine whether the intended objectives are being met in terms of expectations and performance.

Mike Fuller


Ruth Bolam


Sara Yassin

Recruitment Specialist

Danielle Moss

Marketing & Advertising Executive

Sophie Sharpe

Junior Consultant

Tom Little


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