A Sole gardener is sought after for an award-winning beautiful private garden in rural Surrey. The owners have carried out extensive work on the gardens over recent years and are now looking to recruit an experienced gardener/horticulturalist with the skills and knowledge to maintain the gardens to a high horticultural standard.
The grounds which are approximately 5 acres consist of a small woodland and paddock plus about 2 acres of formal garden. There is a large walled garden with pond as well as a tennis court, orchard, fruit cages, kitchen garden, lawns and terrace, swimming pool plus two greenhouses; a large Victorian glasshouse and a newly purchased glasshouse. There are a number of herbaceous borders and shrubberies and the gardens are maintained organically.
The successful candidate will work closely with the owners and will have good all-round craft gardening skills coupled with excellent plant knowledge to manage the gardens. Applicants should ideally have a minimum level 2 horticultural qualification, a good understanding of organic methods and previous experience working on private estates. Experience growing fruit and vegetables would be an advantage and he / she should be familiar with the safe use and routine maintenance of most types of garden machinery.
There is a small newly refurbished 2-bedroom cottage available if required which has lovely views to the North Downs as well as its own small garden. Due to its size, the property would probably only be suitable for a single person or couple without children.
The location of the property is rural therefore it is essential that candidates have a full driving licence and have their own transport.
SALARY: £25,000-£28,000 depending on experience
JOB No: EC5156
If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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