A passionate and experienced Gardener / Plantsman is sought after to maintain a beautiful 3-acre private garden in Weybridge, Surrey.
The garden was extensively redeveloped 10 years ago and has recently undergone further developments. This stunning garden has previously been featured in homes & gardens and is being kept to a high standard. The gardens surrounding the house consists of extensive lawns, flower beds, borders, shrubs, kitchen garden, raised beds, green house, a variety of mature and young trees and at the end of a garden is a lake. The kitchen garden / raised beds supply the house with fruit and vegetables and propagation is carried out in the greenhouse.
The owners have a real passion for their garden and are looking for an experienced gardener to manage and maintain the garden with minimal supervision to a high horticultural standard. As the sole gardener, you will be expected to undertake a range of normal gardening duties including weeding, specialist pruning, planting, etc. Additional assistance can be provided during the busier period for the hedge cutting and lawn care if required.
The ideal candidate will be a true plantsman, have good plant identification and knowledge of the seasons. Applicants should ideally have a minimum level 2 horticultural qualification and have previous experience working on a private estate. Although sprays are used to a minimum, a spray certificate PA1/PA6 would be an advantage. Chainsaw certificate and driving licence would also be ideal.
Other requirements for the role are good communications skills and ability to oversee contractors as and when onsite. The gardener should be happy to work outside in all weathers, have the drive to get the job done to a high standard and a have a vision for maintaining and enhancing the garden as required. With an extensive range of equipment onsite, the successful applicant will be expected to operate a range of garden machinery and have good craft skills. A truck is provided with the position for the sole use of the gardener hence a driving licence is essential.
This is an excellent opportunity for a gardener who takes pride in their work and is looking to work with owners who enjoy a beautiful garden.
SALARY: £35,000 – £40,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: Weybridge, Surrey
JOB No: EC25960
If this Experienced Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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