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JOB Ref: EC33937

Head Gardener

  • Full Time Live In
  • £30,000 - £35,000 DOE
  • Hampshire

Our client has a beautiful private estate near Andover, Hampshire and is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable, all rounded Head Gardener to join on a full time and permanent basis.

This charming English garden covers about 4 acres including two paddocks managed by a local farmer. The formal garden includes lawns, rose garden, herbaceous borders that require attention and certain areas replanted, kitchen garden, fishpond and greenhouses.  The kitchen garden provides the house with fruit, vegetables and cut flowers however there is an abundance which the Head Gardener is also welcome to.

The owner has lived at the property for over 50 years and has a real passion for the garden. Their Head Gardener has recently retired, and the owner is looking for an experienced gardener to manage and maintain the garden to a high standard. The ideal candidate will have excellent plant knowledge and experience in the finer horticultural aspects such as specialist pruning, kitchen gardening and planting schemes. They will also be comfortable with the mowing, weeding, hedge cutting, strimming and raise plants for the house.

The successful applicant will manage two part time gardeners who work on the garden two days per week. Additional duties will include occasional driving and security as they will be one of 3 keyholders.

Applicants must have experience working on a diverse private estate with a similar setting and have excellent plant knowledge.  The ability to operate a range of garden machinery as well as basic maintenance. A full UK driving licence and own vehicle is essential. A staff car is provided for work purposes.

A cottage onsite is provided for the successful gardener rent free. The accommodation would suit someone single, a couple or a family with one child. No pets allowed. Council Tax and Water Rates are paid by the employer and all other bills are paid by the tenant e.g electricity and heating.

SALARY:        £30,000 – £35,000 depending on experience

LOCATION: Near Andover, Hampshire

JOB No:          EC33937

If this Head 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 Head 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 Head Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Recruitment Specialist Sara Yassin