An attractive opportunity has arisen for an experienced gardener to join a private estate garden at an exciting stage of redevelopment, on a full-time permanent basis. The role will also offer the opportunity to assist a Head Gardener on an associated estate, located 40-minutes’ drive away, for two of the five-day working week. This role will suit an experienced gardener with academic horticultural qualifications and competence in the safe operation of a range of garden machinery.
The primary estate, on which the successful applicant will work for approximately three of the five days, is undergoing redevelopment at the hands of a talented garden design team. Implementation is almost complete, leaving a new garden for the successful applicant to care for and to ensure ongoing management to a high level of detail. The garden comprises a hard tennis court, a 200m2 lawn, hedges, a terrace, roses, box hedging, lavender, a small vegetable area, a fish pond and various ornamental plantings. The gardener will be responsible for all aspects of the above and will need to be flexible and assist with any other aspects of the garden and estate where necessary.
This position will be split between the two properties, with the second being a 40-minute drive away from the primary estate. The second property is managed under the direction of the Head Gardener and as such, the opportunity to learn and develop in this large and diverse garden is available for the successful applicant for the allocated two days per week. Some flexibility will be necessary as the 3:2 days per week structure may change in line with the requirements of each property.
Considerably larger than the primary estate, the 50-acre property comprises beautiful gardens and grounds including equestrian facilities; stables, a hay barn, paddocks and a ménage, and surrounding farmland. The 9-acre formal aspect of the gardens comprise expansive areas of lawn, mature trees, mixed/herbaceous borders, a kitchen garden, lakes, woodland, ponds, a variety of ornamental planting and plans for a glasshouse.
Typical duties across both sites will include lawn care, pond and water feature care, general pruning, planting, hedge cutting, weeding, and tending the small vegetable area and general estate duties as they arise. Applicants should be well-versed in the operation of garden machinery, i.e. hedge cutters, mowers and petrol-powered strimmers, blowers etc. An academic horticultural qualification at RHS Level 2, spray certificates (PA1/6) and chainsaw licence are desired but are not essential if experience in a similar role can be demonstrated
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced gardener to assist in the garden maintenance of two stunning private estates and to improve your existing skill set under a knowledgeable Head Gardener (on the second property). Standard working hours of work are 08:30-16:30 Monday-Friday. Salary is offered commensurate with experience. Applicants should hold a full UK driving licence.
SALARY:Circa £27,000 DOE
If this Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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