Applications are invited for the position of Sole Gardener for a large country house in the West Midlands close to Solihull. The property has 4 acres of formal gardens plus a further 4acres of fields which are looked after by a farmer.
The landscaped garden which is well established and maintained to a high standard has extensive areas of lawn, as well as herbaceous borders, terraces, with a new kitchen garden under construction, to be planted with vegetables and herbs, there are also plans for a knot and rose garden. Currently there are a large number of ornamental and mature trees. The position offers a great opportunity to work closely with the owners, using your horticultural knowledge to its full potential in developing new planted areas throughout the garden, including the formation of a new large bed alongside the impressive entrance driveway. The position at present is a sole role but the intention is for a junior gardener to be employed in the coming year as the garden develops and the work increases.
Applicants must have excellent craft gardening skills combined with good horticultural knowledge and a keen eye for detail. Your regular duties will include lawn mowing, strimming, weeding, pruning, hedge cutting, planting, etc. As well as general garden maintenance you will also be expected to carry out handyperson duties, You should be familiar with the safe use and general maintenance of normal garden machinery and tools including mowers, hedge cutters and other hand held machinery. The appointed person will also be a responsible key holder, and should be capable of overseeing outside contractors as required from time to time.
There is still plenty of scope to develop the garden further, and the position offers a great opportunity to make full use of your gardening and horticultural skills.
SALARY: £30,000 DOE
LOCATION: West Midlands
JOB No: EC32672
If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or email@example.com.
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