An attractive opportunity has arisen for a Head Gardener to manage and maintain a beautiful traditional English garden near Alresford in Hampshire. The role is permanent and would suit a personable and driven horticulturist with a flexible and positive attitude towards their work. The position is offered as a 4 day per week post with the opportunity to increase to 5 days in the future.
The gardens were originally laid out in 1911 and have been extensively redesigned 5 years ago. The stunning 8-acre formal gardens are kept private and are made up of a 2-acre walled garden compromising of 2 ornamental ‘rooms’, orchard, vegetable garden that includes raised beds and polytunnel, glass house with tropical plants and fruits, extensive lawns, a variety of trees, pond, four fountains, tennis court and a Japanese ornamental cascade in the woodland garden to be restored.
The new Head Gardener will be responsible for management and enhancement of the gardens in general as well as manage a team of one full time groundskeeper /handyman and two part time gardeners, who can provide assistance in the garden as necessary. He / She will be hands on in their role and nurture and lead the team.
Applicants must have excellent plant knowledge and ideally hold a horticultural qualification to a level 2 or above, experience with plant propagation, kitchen gardening, garden staff management, and be competent in the operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery. He / She will have a solid understanding of horticulture and an in-depth knowledge needed for planting schemes as well as have an excellent understanding of the seasons and specialist pruning knowledge to execute and carry out the role to a high horticultural standard.
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Head Gardener to join a beautiful private estate working for respectful and generous employers who are also garden enthusiasts.
SALARY: Circa £28,000 (for 4 days / week)
LOCATION: Nr. Alresford, Hampshire
JOB No: EC26114
If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or email@example.com.
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