A self-motivated and driven skilled gardener is sought after on a full time and permanent basis for an incredible private estate near Godalming, Surrey.
The wider estate covers about 200 acres of land with farmland and paddocks. The 2-acre formal gardens surrounding the main house consists of extensive lawns, a variety of mature and young trees, herbaceous borders, flower and rose beds, cut flower garden, a greenhouse to grow tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, a large kitchen garden that supply the house with seasonal vegetables, polytunnel, fruit trees and a fruit cage.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced gardener to join a friendly team working on the estate. 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. The owner is an artist with a keen eye for detail and enjoys cut flowers for the house. Additional duties will include swimming pool maintenance, bringing in logs in the winter and assisting with managing contractors onsite.
The skilled gardener will be organised, plan and prioritise workload and work autonomously as well as part of a team. Experience growing fruit and vegetables as well as specialist pruning is required for the role. Applicants should ideally hold a horticultural qualification, excellent plant knowledge and previous experience working on private estates. A chainsaw certificate is essential but if you have experience using chainsaws but do not hold the qualification, the owners would be happy to support the training. PA1/PA6 spray certificates would be an advantage. Ability to operate a range of garden machinery and good craft skills are desirable and a full UK driving licence is essential.
Accommodation is provided for the successful applicant. The three-bedroom cottage is located on site. Bills including council tax are paid by the tenant. Partners and children are welcome.
SALARY: £26,000 + 3 bed accommodation
LOCATION: Godalming, Surrey
JOB No: EC22795
If this Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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