A self-motivated and driven Senior Gardener is sought after on a full time and permanent basis to maintain the gardens to a high standard throughout the year, as well as helping to shape the future of the gardens as part of long-term planning. The formal gardens are about 2 acres in size which includes a wild pond plus wildflower meadows that extend beyond the garden.
The successful candidate will be hands-on, passionate about maintaining very high standards, happy to work autonomously and plan your own work, whilst meeting the client’s expectations. You will oversee a no-dig approach to the management of the garden with a keen focus on sustainability, conservation and organic gardening. Responsibilities will include ensuring that all formal borders, shrub beds and lawn areas are kept to a high standard, oversee the management and seasonal maintenance of the vegetable garden as well as general grounds maintenance including planting, pruning, weeding, strimming, clearing leaves, and watering. As well as ensuring pots and window boxes are watered, fed, clean and well presented.
The Senior gardener will occasionally be required to assist at the principal’s other property in London from time to time. Overall additional duties may also include caring for the house plants, ensuring they are watered, deadheaded, clean and well presented. Compost bay management and mulching maintenance as well as create budgets and place orders for tools, plant, and other necessary equipment. A good understanding of Health and Safety is important to comply with health and safety legislation and safe working practices.
Applicants will have Horticulture Level 2, or 5 years working in a horticultural environment coupled with sound knowledge of standard horticultural practices (planting, pruning, fertilising, etc.), growth characteristics and identification of a wide variety of plants as well as good practical skills in soft landscaping and grounds maintenance. A practical knowledge of indoor plants and their presentation as well as pond maintenance would be an advantage. The gardener will be physically fit, have excellent organisational and prioritisation skills as well as good written and verbal communication skills. Experience with a range of machinery skills including use of strimmers, leaf blowers, mowers and tractors etc. is required. A driving licence is essential.
This opportunity would suit an enthusiastic, self-motivated and knowledgeable gardener with experience working on a private garden and understands sensitivity of working within a private estate and household.
SALARY: £30,000 – 35,000 DOE
JOB No: EC35795
If this Senior Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or email@example.com.
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