An enthusiastic and passionate Skilled Gardener is sought on a full-time permanent basis to care for a beautiful 2-acre garden surrounded by fields of about 30 acres. The garden is maintained to a high standard and has been open to the NGS for 7 years in the past.
The garden consists of herbaceous borders, shrubberies, a pebble garden, a separate blue and white garden, box parterres, yew hedges, lawns (main lawn and 3 smaller ones) and a vegetable garden which is divided into narrow beds by brick paths, with a fruit cage and a heated greenhouse.
The successful applicant will be responsible for the maintenance of the garden to a high horticultural standard as well as enhancing the garden when required. There are a small number of other duties such as looking after a Labrador dog when the owners are away, occasional driving and some security etc.
It is important that applicants are enthusiastic and self-motivated and able to work on their own initiative as well as liaise well with the owners who are knowledgeable and take great pleasure in the garden. Excellent plant knowledge is essential and ideally, candidates should have the ability to use and carry out basic maintenance on a wide range of garden machinery. A driving licence is essential as are spray certificates. A chainsaw certificate is desirable but not essential for the role.
A two-bedroom cottage constructed in 2010 with a small garden adjacent to the main house is available for the successful candidate. Partners and small pets are welcome. Council Tax paid by the employer. The working hours are 40 per week and holiday entitlement is 20 days plus bank holidays.
SALARY: Up To £27,000 DOE plus accommodation
LOCATION: Nr Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
JOB No: EC61148
If this Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Tom Little on 01233 733510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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