• Full Time
  • Live In
  • PRIVATE AD
  • Lincolnshire
  • Salary: £36,000-£40,000 DOE

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BROCKLESBY ESTATE – HEAD GARDENER  

Brocklesby Park is a rural estate in northern Lincolnshire, and the Hall is the private residence of The Earl and Countess of Yarborough.

The gardens surrounding it include a large walled kitchen garden (organic status), greenhouses, flower gardens, extensive grounds, lawned areas and fine lawns, woodland, a lake, fountain, follies, formal hedges, churchyard, wildflower meadow, orchard, tennis court, biomass boiler, swimming pool, etc.

A full-time experienced Head Gardener is sought and the main purpose of the role is the day to day running and upkeep of the grounds and gardens.

  • Lead, motivate, support and work collaboratively with a team of four gardeners and occasional part-time staff.
  • Liaise with garden adviser, contractors and other departments.
  • Supply fruit, vegetables and cut flowers from the walled garden to the Hall.
  • Have glasshouse and propagating experience.
  • Competent in landscaping works, redesigning of flower gardens and herbaceous borders.
  • Maintain extensive lawns including fine lawn areas.
  • Upkeep of verges and hedges.
  • Hold chainsaw and spraying qualifications ideally.
  • Responsibility for flock of hens and a colony of bees.
  • Host occasional garden open days and tours.
  • Decorate church and village hall for various Estate functions.
  • Maintain weather records.
  • Possess knowledge of cut flower arranging.
  • Have an interest in arboretum style tree planting and care.
  • Conversant with Health & Safety protocols, risk assessments, safe working environments.
  • Ordering of all supplies/knowledge of good suppliers.

The candidate will ideally be RHS qualified, combined with a hands-on practical approach.

Proven track record of managing and inspiring staff, and excellent interpersonal skills.

Flexible team player, who is able to use own initiative.

Close liaison with other estate departments.

A good organiser and planner, promoting effective and productive working practices.

Can demonstrate sound machinery experience.

Enthusiastic, tenacious, energetic, self-motivated.

Positive ‘can-do’ attitude.

Physically fit, energetic.

Demonstrate innovation and suggest improvements.

Avoid waste, control costs, and recycle.

Applicants should be experienced gardeners with a sound understanding of seasonal horticultural practices, extensive plant knowledge and have a general desire to present and maintain the gardens to the highest level, in line with the Owners’ vision and high standards. Ideally they will have an eye for detail and know what needs doing without being prompted.

Pay & benefits

  • Salary £36-40k DOE
  • Gardens House rent-free and council tax and water rates paid by employer
  • Pension scheme employer 10% (employee non-contributory)
  • Vehicle for business use
  • Professional subscriptions
  • Holidays 31 days per year (including bank holidays)

To apply please send a covering letter and c.v. to Mr C.M.Read (Agent), The Estate Office, Brocklesby Park, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, DN41 8PN (or email c.read@brocklesby.co.uk)

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. English Country Gardeners are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.

If you would like to view more information on the Professional Gardeners Guild, please click here and the Royal Horticultural Society, please click here

For more gardener roles please click here

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Head Gardener

  • Full Time Live In PRIVATE AD
  • £36,000-£40,000 DOE
  • Lincolnshire

BROCKLESBY ESTATE – HEAD GARDENER  

Brocklesby Park is a rural estate in northern Lincolnshire, and the Hall is the private residence of The Earl and Countess of Yarborough.

The gardens surrounding it include a large walled kitchen garden (organic status), greenhouses, flower gardens, extensive grounds, lawned areas and fine lawns, woodland, a lake, fountain, follies, formal hedges, churchyard, wildflower meadow, orchard, tennis court, biomass boiler, swimming pool, etc.

A full-time experienced Head Gardener is sought and the main purpose of the role is the day to day running and upkeep of the grounds and gardens.

  • Lead, motivate, support and work collaboratively with a team of four gardeners and occasional part-time staff.
  • Liaise with garden adviser, contractors and other departments.
  • Supply fruit, vegetables and cut flowers from the walled garden to the Hall.
  • Have glasshouse and propagating experience.
  • Competent in landscaping works, redesigning of flower gardens and herbaceous borders.
  • Maintain extensive lawns including fine lawn areas.
  • Upkeep of verges and hedges.
  • Hold chainsaw and spraying qualifications ideally.
  • Responsibility for flock of hens and a colony of bees.
  • Host occasional garden open days and tours.
  • Decorate church and village hall for various Estate functions.
  • Maintain weather records.
  • Possess knowledge of cut flower arranging.
  • Have an interest in arboretum style tree planting and care.
  • Conversant with Health & Safety protocols, risk assessments, safe working environments.
  • Ordering of all supplies/knowledge of good suppliers.

The candidate will ideally be RHS qualified, combined with a hands-on practical approach.

Proven track record of managing and inspiring staff, and excellent interpersonal skills.

Flexible team player, who is able to use own initiative.

Close liaison with other estate departments.

A good organiser and planner, promoting effective and productive working practices.

Can demonstrate sound machinery experience.

Enthusiastic, tenacious, energetic, self-motivated.

Positive ‘can-do’ attitude.

Physically fit, energetic.

Demonstrate innovation and suggest improvements.

Avoid waste, control costs, and recycle.

Applicants should be experienced gardeners with a sound understanding of seasonal horticultural practices, extensive plant knowledge and have a general desire to present and maintain the gardens to the highest level, in line with the Owners’ vision and high standards. Ideally they will have an eye for detail and know what needs doing without being prompted.

Pay & benefits

  • Salary £36-40k DOE
  • Gardens House rent-free and council tax and water rates paid by employer
  • Pension scheme employer 10% (employee non-contributory)
  • Vehicle for business use
  • Professional subscriptions
  • Holidays 31 days per year (including bank holidays)

To apply please send a covering letter and c.v. to Mr C.M.Read (Agent), The Estate Office, Brocklesby Park, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, DN41 8PN (or email c.read@brocklesby.co.uk)

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. English Country Gardeners are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.

If you would like to view more information on the Professional Gardeners Guild, please click here and the Royal Horticultural Society, please click here

For more gardener roles please click here

You must sign in to apply for this position.


You can apply to this job and others using your online resume. Click the link below to submit your online resume and email your application to this employer.

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