• Full Time
  • Live Out
  • PRIVATE AD
  • Cheshire
  • Salary: Up to £35,000 DOE

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An idyllic vacancy has arisen for an experienced and skilled Sole Gardener with a proven track record, to assist with the formation of a historic and stunning private garden near Tarporley, Cheshire. This position would suit an energetic and knowledgeable plants person with a creative eye and fine attention to detail. The gardener would be involved from the outset with the creation of the garden, executing the design produced by Charles Cheshire and leading a team of ground workers to plant up the garden. This is a full-time permanent position.

The residence is surrounded by roughly 3-acres of formal gardens, pond, and woodland. The gardens were originally designed by Edward Kemp in 1860, a leading Victorian landscape architect and appear in his 1863 edition of, ‘How to Layout a Garden.’ This original layout is being restored to include a formal sunken garden, rose garden, orchard, glasshouse, a walled, potager garden with trained fruit trees which will grow a variety of organic, fresh produce for the main house such as seasonal vegetables and soft fruit. Also within the gardens there will be mixed perennial borders, lots of topiary and yew hedging, plus a wildflower meadow planned in the Autumn, along with a large, 1-acre pond and new woodland. The successful gardener will be play a key role in realising the creative vision of this incredible design.

The Sole Gardener will be responsible for all aspects of garden care and ornamental horticulture as well as kitchen gardening, propagation, lawn care and maintenance, operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery, species specific pruning and any other horticultural duties that may arise.

Occasionally the Sole Gardener will be required to help on the wider estate, so flexibility within the role is necessary. Additional ad hoc tasks may occur and will include but are not limited to helping set up for any events or functions at the property, pathway clearance, fence maintenance and other such tasks.

The ideal candidate for this role will be knowledgeable and experienced at Skilled/Sole/Senior level, holding a recognised horticultural qualification. Demonstrable skill and experience in all aspects of garden care is essential, as is excellent knowledge of garden management, good time management skills and excellent attention to detail. This is a private residence therefore applicants must be loyal and be trustworthy, self-motivated and interested in assisting with the ongoing development of the garden through discussions with the owners who are passionate about the restoration of this historic garden.

This is a full time, permanent position based on a 40-hour week, Monday to Friday with start and finish times dependant of the season. Holiday entitlement is 28 days per annum including all public Bank Holidays. Please note the successful candidate will be subject to reference checks and a DBS check.

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. English Country Gardeners are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.

If you would like to view more information on the Professional Gardeners Guild, please click here and the Royal Horticultural Society, please click here

For more gardener roles please click here

Tagged as: Live Out, Sole Gardener

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JOB Ref: EC62530

Sole Gardener

  • Full Time Live Out PRIVATE AD
  • Up to £35,000 DOE
  • Cheshire

An idyllic vacancy has arisen for an experienced and skilled Sole Gardener with a proven track record, to assist with the formation of a historic and stunning private garden near Tarporley, Cheshire. This position would suit an energetic and knowledgeable plants person with a creative eye and fine attention to detail. The gardener would be involved from the outset with the creation of the garden, executing the design produced by Charles Cheshire and leading a team of ground workers to plant up the garden. This is a full-time permanent position.

The residence is surrounded by roughly 3-acres of formal gardens, pond, and woodland. The gardens were originally designed by Edward Kemp in 1860, a leading Victorian landscape architect and appear in his 1863 edition of, ‘How to Layout a Garden.’ This original layout is being restored to include a formal sunken garden, rose garden, orchard, glasshouse, a walled, potager garden with trained fruit trees which will grow a variety of organic, fresh produce for the main house such as seasonal vegetables and soft fruit. Also within the gardens there will be mixed perennial borders, lots of topiary and yew hedging, plus a wildflower meadow planned in the Autumn, along with a large, 1-acre pond and new woodland. The successful gardener will be play a key role in realising the creative vision of this incredible design.

The Sole Gardener will be responsible for all aspects of garden care and ornamental horticulture as well as kitchen gardening, propagation, lawn care and maintenance, operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery, species specific pruning and any other horticultural duties that may arise.

Occasionally the Sole Gardener will be required to help on the wider estate, so flexibility within the role is necessary. Additional ad hoc tasks may occur and will include but are not limited to helping set up for any events or functions at the property, pathway clearance, fence maintenance and other such tasks.

The ideal candidate for this role will be knowledgeable and experienced at Skilled/Sole/Senior level, holding a recognised horticultural qualification. Demonstrable skill and experience in all aspects of garden care is essential, as is excellent knowledge of garden management, good time management skills and excellent attention to detail. This is a private residence therefore applicants must be loyal and be trustworthy, self-motivated and interested in assisting with the ongoing development of the garden through discussions with the owners who are passionate about the restoration of this historic garden.

This is a full time, permanent position based on a 40-hour week, Monday to Friday with start and finish times dependant of the season. Holiday entitlement is 28 days per annum including all public Bank Holidays. Please note the successful candidate will be subject to reference checks and a DBS check.

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. English Country Gardeners are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.

If you would like to view more information on the Professional Gardeners Guild, please click here and the Royal Horticultural Society, please click here

For more gardener roles please click here

Tagged as: Live Out, Sole Gardener

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You can apply to this job and others using your online resume. Click the link below to submit your online resume and email your application to this employer.

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