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JOB Ref: EC25614

Sole Gardener

  • Live In Live Out
  • £28,000-£35,000 DOE
  • Kingston Upon Thames

Sole Gardener required

A fantastic opportunity has opened for a full time skilled and passionate horticulturalist to manage and develop a newly re-designed 3.5-acre garden in Kingston Upon Thames. The beautiful garden includes woodland areas, a kitchen garden, herbaceous borders and a swimming pool.

The garden is in early stages of development so will require knowledge and understanding of how to ensure it develops in the best way possible, therefore the candidate will need excellent horticultural and plant knowledge as well as plant husbandry skills It requires someone with experience, who can work methodically on their own whilst showing initiative; they will report directly to the owner.

The sole gardener will oversee and develop a maintenance programme for all areas of the garden including the main garden, kitchen garden, pool garden, outer garden and terraces. They will be responsible for the general garden maintenance will include –flowerbed preparation and maintenance, weeding; pruning, lawn care, perennial, climber and shrub management; fruit pruning and training; orchard management; topiary and hedge management; dividing and maintaining different borders, overall garden development. He / She will monitor plants for pest and disease, ensure all health and safety procedures are followed and have a proactive approach in ensuring the garden is looking its best at all times.

The family are looking for a skilled and experienced gardener who has good interpersonal and social skills, is proactive, loyal, a hard worker, gets on well with children and is reliable and trustworthy. A strong eye for detail and the ability to prioritise and manage your own workload is imperative. He / She will be self-motivated, able to work methodically on their own and show initiative. Additional non horticultural responsibilities will include pool management – ensure the swimming pool is managed appropriately and kept clean and tidy. As well as dealing with external contractors where necessary.

Applicants will have excellent horticultural knowledge and ideally hold a horticultural qualification, experience of working in a large garden and the knowledge of seasonal variations. Experience with using and basic maintenance of garden machinery is required as well as a driving licence.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a beautiful garden with overall management of the maintenance programme/requirements.

SALARY: £28,000 – 35,000 DOE

LOCATION:Kingston Upon Thames

JOB No: EC25614

If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sole Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Sole Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

Recruitment Specialist Sara Yassin