16 Jun, 2022


€30,000 - €35,000 yearly
  • The Johnstown Estate
  • Enfield, County Meath, Ireland
Full time Gardener Craft Gardening

Job Description

A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced craft gardener at The Johnstown Estate, Enfield, Co. Meath.

The Johnstown Estate is set on 120 acres of traditional garden and woodland, overlooking the river Blackwater. 

The estate consists of herbaceous and mixed borders, lawns, a wedding garden, a woodland trail, a large water fountain and a tunnel with raised beds.

The Hotel is looking for a passionate gardener with excellent horticultural knowledge who will help run and develop the gardens.



Responsible for all aspects of work associated with the management of an estate garden, which is open both to guests and the general public.

To manage the continuing development of the garden working closely with the owners and the garden consultant.

To liaise regularly with the hotel manager with regard to the overall garden planning and management.

Continuous maintenance and developing of the gardens to the highest standards, with particular attention given to high impact areas such as the entrance, herbaceous borders and the Wedding Garden.

Design, cost, source and implementation of new projects and planting plans.

Overseeing of planting, pruning and maintenance of all trees, shrubs, hedges and borders. Monitoring and assessing trees and identifying when work is necessary.

Propagation and all other aspects of plant husbandry for bedding displays. Identification and control of pests and diseases.

All administration work associated with the role including maintaining all the necessary records involved with chemicals, machinery and other tools.

Identifying and remedying all hazards that pose a risk to the health and safety of staff, guests and the public.

Staff supervision, including work experience students.



 A recognised horticultural qualification, ideally QQI level 6 or higher and at least 2 years’ experience in a similar role.

Good communication skills, attention to detail and a keen eye for design.

Excellent plant knowledge and gardening skills.  The ideal candidate will be able to call on a broad knowledge of plants in an ever-evolving setting.

Propagation and nursery stock knowledge essential.

Must have a positive attitude and a good work ethic.

Be familiar with the safe use and maintenance of garden machinery.

Be physically fit and have the ability to work under instruction and as part of a team.

Ability to work alone as well as a team player.


*On-site accomodation potentially available for the right candidate.


Job Benefits

* Uniform  & *On-site accomodation potentially available for the right candidate.

* Meals on Duty 

* Complimentary Gym Membership

* Employee discount on spa, spa retail, overnight accommodation and food 

* Continuous Training and Development opportunities 



Tickets Required/Preferred *(many employers provide these as ongoing training)

Boom Sprayer Pesticide Application, Governance and Use of Pesticides, Hand Held Pesticide Application, Handling and Distribution of Pesticides, Safepass, Safety and Health at Work, Workplace Safety, **Training offered for required tickets to the right candidate**

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