An excellent opportunity for a skilled Maintenance Gardener has arisen on a beautifully established private garden in North Wiltshire, located approximately 10 minutes’ drive from Hungerford.
The property is positioned in a stunning 10-acre well-manicured garden, on a large in-hand farming estate surrounded by expansive views of fields and native woodlands. Structurally re-designed in 2011, the formal garden consists of ornamental parterres, lawns with shrub beds, azaleas and rhododendron borders, and an ornamental lake. There is also a walled garden with herbaceous borders, and a large Alitex greenhouse. Areas of hard landscaping have been established to make the management of the grounds as easy as possible.
The ideal candidate will have enthusiasm for maintaining the garden and will be someone who takes pride in their work. He/she will be responsible for the borders in conjunction with the owners and will maintain the garden to a high standard, be organised and must be prepared to work outside in all weathers. Good timekeeping is essential.
The successful candidate will have knowledge of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, pruning and cultivation. Trees are a major part of the landscape; therefore, a chainsaw certificate is essential for the role; however, training can be arranged by the employer. A full clean driving licence is essential for the role as some driving duties may be expected.
Additional duties will include basic external maintenance such as painting and repairs. Applicants should be trustworthy and when the owners are travelling, will collaborate with the house sitter for the security of the property. He/she must be dog friendly and willing to walk the owner’s Labrador if/when necessary. The successful applicant will be entitled to 28-days holiday including bank holidays.
A pretty 3 bedroom cottage is available as part of the package.
SALARY: Circa £30,000
LOCATION: North Wiltshire
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