A rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced Sole Gardener to take ownership of a beautiful private estate located near Littlehampton, West Sussex. This position would suit a presentable and time-served experienced gardener/horticulturalist with a good work ethic, good physical fitness and the ability to plan their own work and time.
The three acre private garden is partitioned into areas corresponding to the orientation of the house. Large open formal lawns, multiple herbaceous borders, raised borders, rose gardens, pleached hedging, yew hedging, planted pergola, ornamental pots for bedding plants, mixed shrub borders, paved areas and mature trees make up the stunning character of this stunning garden.
The Sole gardener will be responsible for the management and maintenance of the garden to a high horticultural standard. There are also raised beds used for growing ornamental plants for the garden including propagation, splitting and growing from seed, as well as composting areas.
As the private garden is located adjacent to, and associated with the nearby golf course, some maintenance of the commercial garden area will be required as part of the role and occasionally providing guidance to the greenkeepers from time to time, for maintaining planted areas. In addition, there are two other properties, the adjoining cottage garden and another garden, all within walking distance, that require gardening work to be undertaken when appropriate.
Applicants should ideally hold an academic horticultural qualification and have comprehensive plant knowledge including herbaceous borders, rose care and pruning, demonstrable experience of gardening autonomously, and must be able to plan their own work effectively at all times of the year. Possess a good level of competency in the operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery, and spray certificates (PA1/PA6) are desirable. Experience working on a diverse garden and physical fitness is required, as is a positive approach, general outlook and the desire to realise the pride in managing a private estate garden with excellent attention to detail.
A 40 hour week is offered on a permanent basis, with a generous salary for the ideal candidate. Please note that candidates must hold a full driving licence.
SALARY: Up to £33,000 Depending on experience
LOCATION: Littlehampton, West Sussex
JOB No: EC60080
If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or Info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk .
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