Sole Gardener (live-out) required
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced, creative and committed gardener to maintain and further enhance an English country garden situated near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
The 6-acre garden comprises a walled garden together with green house, formal lawns, fruit trees, vegetable patch, established roses, herbaceous borders and woodland. The garden contains extensive hedges of yew, beech and box. The garden is mature and has been professionally designed and maintained.
The Sole Gardener will have a hands-on role in the daily care and continuous development of the garden. He / She will be someone who takes pride in their work and will maintain the garden to a very high horticultural standard. The owners are based between their home in London and Henley-on-Thames therefore the Sole Gardener will need to be self-motivated, organised, able to plan and prioritise workload.
Applicants will need to have a minimum level 2 horticultural qualification for the role, spray certificates (PA1 and PA6) and chainsaw certificate would also be an advantage. Excellent plant knowledge coupled together with strong technical skills, propagation, experience of thinning/renovating mature shrubs and pest and disease knowledge would be ideal. The applicant will need to be able to communicate well with visiting contractors, for example the lawn maintenance contractor to ensure timely, high quality lawn care.
Full driving licence is essential. We would be happy to receive applications from newly qualified gardeners.
Thank you for the interest you have shown in this vacancy. If your application has not been responded to within 14 days it has been unsuccessful.
Circa £30,000 – £35,000 DOE – full time. Live out
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