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JOB Ref: EC43884


  • Full Time Live Out PRIVATE AD
  • £25,000-£30,000 DOE
  • Oxfordshire

A proactive and enthusiastic gardener is sought to maintain and enhance the gardens and grounds for a private country estate, tucked away in a semi-rural location 15 minutes from Henley-on-Thames.  The gardens comprise formal gardens, various lawns and walled gardens containing flowers and vegetables. The successful candidate will be competent, passionate about gardens, energetic and physically fit.  They will be working with the current small and friendly grounds maintenance team, in a full-time permanent, live out position.  They will take on a range of roles including upkeep of the gardens, upkeep of outdoor areas, working to progress and revive the grounds, as well as supporting with general estate maintenance. Applicants for this position should have good and clear communication skills.  Own transport will be required as well as a clean driving license and DBS check.  Contactable references will be requested.  Non-smokers would be preferred. Duties will include, but not restricted to:

  • Maintenance and development of beds and borders
  • Planting of new perennials, bulbs, and any shrubs
  • Weeding, mulching, and digging over of beds
  • Tidying beds and containers situated around the Main House
  • Maintaining and training climbers and wall shrubs
  • Cutting back perennials
  • Propagation of planting stock of all types of plants
  • Pruning and training shrubs and young trees in particular the apple trees in the walled garden
  • Vegetable and fruit growing
  • General leaf blowing in the autumn
  • Maintenance of hedges and paths
  • Maintenance of lawn including feeding and scarifying
  • Ensuring the gardeners’ buildings and surrounding areas are kept tidy and safe
  • Assistance with other Estate duties such as fallen trees, fence maintenance, jet washing of patios, moving furniture etc.

Remuneration: A competitive salary based on experience.

Start date: The position is available immediately.

Tagged as: Gardener, Live Out

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