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JOB Ref: EC25349

Part-Time Skilled Gardener

  • Live Out Part Time
  • Dependent on experience
  • Dorset

Part-Time Skilled Gardener required

A wonderful opportunity has arisen for an energetic and knowledgeable gardener to join a team on a horticulturally diverse organic private estate, on a part-time (2-3 days/week) basis.  This vacancy is open to self-employed Skilled Gardeners/Horticulturists in the locality.  An hourly rate will be paid in line with the successful candidate’s experience.

This stunning 5-acre garden is open to horticultural groups and occasional charity events and has been meticulously cared for over the years by a team of part-time staff, contractors, and a dedicated owner’.  The garden is managed organically, is broken into garden rooms and comprises a kitchen garden, orchard, large mixed and herbaceous borders, roses, a glass house for plant propagation, water features, topiary, wildflowers, cutting flowers, pleached hornbeam, with manicured lawns contrasting the backdrop of pasture with sheep and mature native trees.

The ideal candidate will hold an academic horticultural qualification at RHS Level 2 or above with several years’ experience on large and diverse private estate gardens, however, less experienced applicants will be able to benefit from training from the garden consultant where necessary.  Applicants must be confident with their plant identification skills and must be able to undertake species-specific pruning techniques, or at least have a solid grounding in the principles thereof.  Physical fitness and energy are essential as this is a hands-on role in a large and densely planted garden.  Some knowledge of, and an interest in, organic gardening would be beneficial.

HOURLY RATE:  Dependent on experience

LOCATION: Dorchester, Dorset

JOB No: EC25349

If this Part-Time Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Part-Time Skilled 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 Part-Time Skilled Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.


Tagged as: Live Out, Part time, Skilled Gardener

Recruitment Specialist Mark Read