Success Stories

Success Stories

We used English Country Gardeners to recruit a Head Gardener and more recently another gardener to join our team. On both occasions ECG have been incredibly efficient and provided quality candidates for interviews. The recruitment team are responsive, professional and have made recruiting gardeners effortless.

Gotwick Manor

We are absolutely delighted with the gardener recruited through English Country Gardeners. Their help in forming the brief and selecting a short list demonstrated a real knowledge of the market and was incredibly valuable.

Jamie Colman - Malshanger House

I have used English Country Gardeners, both as a job applicant and as an Employer, for many years and have always found them responsive, professional and a pleasure to work with. The calibre of gardeners has always been high and a great fit for the jobs advertised.

Mike Baker – Lake House

“If you are looking for a gardener, you couldn’t do better than speak to Mark Read at English Country Gardeners who has a wide range of names on his books. Head gardeners, and below, all with experience and expertise in their field. I couldn’t recommend him more highly.”

Garden Designer, Justin Spink

At Arne Maynard Garden Design we are often looking for really special gardeners to work closely with us and our clients. Mark Read at English Country Gardeners is extremely knowledgable, personable and really goes above and beyond to seek out the best candidates for our client’s gardens both in the UK and the USA. We trust Mark explicitly in his approach and highly recommend contacting him for your recruitment needs – he is an absolute pleasure to work with.

Arne Maynard Garden Design

English Country Gardeners came highly recommended, and Sara did not disappoint.  She took the time to really understand our situation, requirements and objectives.  Sara advised us carefully, challenging our preconceptions and enabling us to ascertain a correct budget and hiring framework.  Within a short period of time she had filtered the candidates and constructed a high quality shortlist.  We were then able to speak with Sara and review our interview feedback with her so that we could then offer to the correct candidate with confidence.  We are delighted with our new gardener and will immediately be engaging Sara and English Country Gardeners again in due course as we build out our team.

Tim Eastwood - Whatton House and Gardens

Painshill is a unique 18th Century English Landscape and we have used English Country Gardeners to source staff to maintain this living work of art. The candidates put forward each time have had the particular qualities and skills that we have been looking for. In addition, their recruitment team have been extremely supportive.

Andy Mills - Painshill Park Trust

I contacted ECG after finding them through an internet search and so was flying blind. I was absolutely delighted when I was put in touch with Sara Yassin who made the whole process incredibly simple and enjoyable. I have always advertised in the past and frustratedly sifted endless inappropriate candidates. Working with ECG was a dream and they came up with four good candidates – one exceptional whom I have now employed.  I couldn’t recommend ECG more highly.

Lady Wates - Private Estate