A self-motivated and driven Sole Gardener is sought after on a full time and permanent basis for a lovely private garden near Tarporley, Cheshire.
The 4-acre geometric garden is part of a 25-acre estate and consists of mixed beds and borders, a couple of ornate ponds with planting, extensive lawns, greenhouse, variety of mature and young trees, a newly planted orchard and a recently created vegetable garden to be planted up soon. There is also a tennis court and a swimming pool.
The owners moved into the property last year and have carried out work on the house and gardens. There is a landscaping firm redeveloping the garden as part of a two-year project that is currently underway. The owners are looking to bring onboard a plantsman / gardener with a real passion for horticulture looking for a long-term opportunity on an evolving garden. The sole gardener will also be responsible for the maintenance of the garden to a high horticultural standard.
The successful applicant will be organised, manage the budget for the garden, and be able to plan and prioritise the workload. He / She will with ideally hold a level 2 or level 3 horticultural qualification and have excellent plant knowledge. PA1/PA6 spray certificates and chainsaw certificates would be an advantage but not a requirement. The ability to operate a range of machinery including tractors, mowers and garden machinery as well as good technical skills are desirable for the role. A full UK driving licence is essential.
Occasional assistance may be required with other duties on the estate. For example, a company manages the pool and tennis court, but the gardener may be asked to assist once in a while or during the winter period, assistance with logs. During the summer, additional support for mowing etc. can be provided for the gardener if required.
This is an excellent opportunity for a pragmatic gardener with enthusiasm, enjoys developing gardens and works to a very high standard.
SALARY: £30,000 – £35,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: Near Tarporley, Cheshire
JOB No: EC28238
If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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