Part Time Gardener
Part Time Gardener required
An opportunity has arisen for a highly skilled gardener to play a key role in the ongoing development and maintenance of a private garden near Hambledon in Hampshire, on a 2-3 day/week basis. This opportunity is open to self-employed gardeners who can demonstrate a thorough understanding of horticulture with excellent plant identification and time management skills.
The compact garden of approximately one-acre surrounds the house and is bordered by paddocks and copses extending approximately four-acres. Located in a rural hamlet, the garden comprises lawns, herbaceous and perennial borders, mature and young trees, gravel areas and pathways, flagstone paving, climbing plants and shrubs throughout. The garden also contains recently established raised beds for the fruit and vegetables to be planted and a glasshouse and cold frame has recently been installed. The garden is in the process of redesign and planting and as such, the role is focussed on design implementation and the associated application of necessary horticultural knowledge.
The successful applicant will be required to undertake greenhouse management and will have a good understanding of soil types. He / she will also be responsible for the general garden maintenance such as bed/border management and planting, pruning, and general seasonal garden management. In addition to the above, other small maintenance tasks will be required to a lesser degree such as raking gravel and sweeping of terraces. Heavy maintenance work is carried out by two groundsmen on a part-time basis to cover the hedge cutting, tree surgery, lawncare, soil rotation and organic matter. At present, there is no requirement for mowing of lawns or paddocks, though this may be something that could be requested in instances where the groundsmen are on holiday.
Suitable candidates are likely to be self-employed, should hold an RHS Level 3 horticultural qualification (practical and theoretical) and gardening experience, possess good plant identification skills, good physical fitness, an ability to operate and carry out basic maintenance of garden machinery, and have a thorough understanding of seasonal garden management. Spray certificates (PA1/PA6) would be beneficial, and a driving licence is essential due to the rural location of the property.
This is an excellent opportunity for a senior freelance gardener to become involved with a developing garden. A generous hourly rate is offered in line with experience.
SALARY: Circa £30/hr DOE
LOCATION: Nr. Hambledon, Hampshire
JOB No: EC33164
If this Part Time Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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