A motivated and driven gardener is sought after to manage and maintain the gardens of a lovely property in New Forest, Hampshire.
The property, refurbished last year, 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. The garden landscaping has been completed and the client is looking for a driven and motivated gardener to maintain and enhance the garden to a high standard.
General duties will include grass cutting using the ride on mower and pedestrian mower, strimming, weeding, spraying, maintaining the pond area, pruning of shrubs, hedge cutting, weeding, spraying, kitchen gardening and compost management. The owners keep several alpacas onsite and may require occasional assistance with the alpacas as well as strim the edges of the 3 alpaca fields weekly and mow them sporadically.
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: EC29510
If this Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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