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JOB Ref: EC5412


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a sole gardener to work on a beautiful private garden in South Derbyshire.

With stunning views of Melbourne Pool, the 1.5-acre diverse and mature garden drops steeply by paths and steps to lawns with herbaceous borders and banks of shrubs. Numerous paths lead to different areas providing a variety of planting opportunities – a bog garden, glade, shrubbery, herbaceous and grass borders, a herb and vegetable garden, rose tunnel, orchard and small woodland. The role will include planting and care of plants, vegetable growing, developing borders, pruning of trees and shrubs and all aspects of garden, path and fountain maintenance. The garden is open to the public through the NGS at least twice a year, for a large annual festival and through arranged group visits.

The owners are deeply involved with the garden and and they are looking for someone with a real passion for horticulture to work closely with them and manage the garden to a high horticultural standard.  The ideal candidate will have excellent plant knowledge and experience of plant care, seed sowing, propagation, vegetable growing etc. He / She will be a self-starter and have excellent time management skills. The successful applicant will be organised in their approach, able to keep a log, plan the year and be able to demonstrate that plan.

As the property is based on steep slopes, applicants need to be physically fit and active. Other requirements for the role are good communications skills and a positive ‘can do’ attitude. He / She should be prepared to work outside in all weathers, be flexible and have good time keeping skills. An ability to operate a range of garden machinery will be necessary for the role, so that chainsaw and spray certificates are required.  However if these certificates are currently not held, as long as there is the willingness to acquire, the client would support the training.

This is an excellent opportunity for a gardener looking to further develop their skills and knowledge and work closely with friendly and knowledgeable owners.

SALARY:        Up to £24,000 DOE     

LOCATION: South Derbyshire

JOB No:          EC5412

If this Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this 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 Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

Tagged as: Gardener, Live Out

Recruitment Specialist Sara Yassin