05 Dec, 2022

Experienced Gardener

  • Private Estate
Full time, Permanent Forestry Gardener Horticulturist Machinery Operator Maintenance

Job Description

A skilled gardener is required for a large Private Estate in Clare

The Estate in East Clare comprises of 400 acres of which approximately 6 acres are maintained. You will be reporting directly to the Estate Manager.

Role :

  1. To manage the day-to-day, year-round maintenance of the gardens & surrounding areas
  2. To manage the continuing development of the gardens working closely with the Estate Manager
  3. To supply the kitchen regular produce and production of cut flowers. This includes propagation, vegetable and flower production and greenhouse management
  4. To maintain records for garden, machinery and health and safety
  5. To practice sustainable gardening methods
  6. A commitment to wildlife-friendly and sustainable garden practices is essential

Requirements :

  1. A recognised horticultural qualification and at least 5 years experience in a similar role
  2. An accredited chainsaw training course would be ideal, candidates without certificates will be considered if they can demonstrate appropriate knowledge, risk assessments etc.
  3. A basic spraying course is required, candidates will have good knowledge of working with chemicals & be aware of the risk procedures 
  4. A general knowledge of soil types due to different areas that require different maintenance and fertiliser rates etc.
  5. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in operating & maintaining a tractor & ATV
  6. Excellent plant knowledge and gardening skills
  7. In-depth plant and vegetable knowledge
  8. You must be physically fit, hard-working and have a desire to achieve high standards at all time
  9. Good communication skills, attention to detail, a keen eye for design and flexible approach to non-gardening duties on occasion

Salary : The salary and package for this full-time position (5 days per week Mon – Fri) is dependent on experience and qualifications and would suit a person with ambition and drive. 

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

Chainsaw Operations, Handling and Distribution of Pesticides

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