Skilled Gardener required
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced gardener to join a small team on a beautiful private estate near Alresford, Hampshire. The welcoming family currently employ a talented Head Gardener, under whom the successful applicant will work and are now looking to expand the team to a total of four full-time employees.
Built in the late 1700’s, the Grade II listed house is situated within 45-acres of parkland with formal gardens of approximately 13-acres, originally laid out by Richard Woods; a contemporary of Capability Brown. The grounds have been painstakingly restored to the original plans in several phases over the years, most recently since 2004 by the current owner, with more sensitive restoration planned. The property owners are passionate about the gardens, such that only tree, shrub and flower species available in the mid-1700’s, have been used in the restoration.
The formal aspect of the garden includes expansive lawns, hedges, a pool, herbaceous borders, a large kitchen garden, mixed beds/borders, ornamental shrubberies, young and mature/ancient specimen trees with woodland walks, topiary, a considerable Ha-ha and much more, all with impressive vistas across the estate and surrounding South Downs.
Applicants for this position will ideally be academically qualified to Level 2 or above and are confident in their plant knowledge, with excellent attention to detail and are self-motivated and driven to join a committed team of gardeners. Spray certificates (PA1/PA6) and chainsaw competence certification are desirable and a full clean driving licence, good physical fitness and experience with a wide range of garden machinery are required for the role.
This is a genuinely rare and exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced gardener to join a historically significant estate and gardener, under a knowledgeable Head Gardener, and for friendly and interested employers.
SALARY: Up to £26,000 DOE
LOCATION: Winchester, Hampshire
JOB No: EC3126
If this Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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