20 Feb, 2023

Experienced Gardener

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Job Description

​ ​ You are an experienced passionate gardener looking to take your career to the next level. 

You will work as an integral part of the existing estate team.

Working on a beautiful private estate which has recently been extended to 98 acres where you will have an opportunity to be part of the new redevelopment and ongoing maintenance.

Interested.? Read On......

Our client is seeking a passionate hands-on experienced gardener. 

The Role

The gardener will be based in a private 98 acre garden which comprise of an ornamental walled garden, cut flower borders, vegetable garden, herbaceous borders, formal and informal lawns, glass houses, fruit trees and extensive wooded areas. The gardener will report directly to the head gardener. 

You will be required to perform any duties or tasks to help with the smooth day-to-day running of the garden under current Health and safety at work regulations. You will be given responsibility for maintaining your own area of the garden at some point in the future.  


Day to day duties will include:

  • Lawn maintenance. Maintaining formal borders. Maintaining informal borders. Pruning (trees, shrubs, climbers and fruit). Hedge cutting (formal and informal). Vegetable production for corporate events. Production of cut flowers. maintenance of herbaceous perennials. Weeding. Watering (pots and beds). Maintaining  (formal and informal). Extensive spring and summer bulb plantings as well as composting and mulching.  Use of garden machinery (ride on mowers, pedestrian mowers, hedge cutters, brush cutters, compact tractor and any other when required) Glasshouse production/management. Other duties that may arise during the working day.


There is potential for additional training depending upon your current stats and interests.

​Tractor driving  and trailer operation Ride on mowers Brush cutter/strimming Pedestrian mowing Hedge cutting Spraying (Pa1-Pa6) Chainsaw ( Cs30-Cs31) First Aid Additional training on a case by case basis

Gardener Qualities

We are looking for an enthusiastic, diligent and hardworking qualified gardener with a can-do approach. You will be happy to take instruction. You will be prepared to work outside in all weather conditions. You will be happy to work as part of a team as well as independently. At times, you may be required to supervise and instruct trainees.


Job Benefits

The gardener will receive a competitive remuneration package with company benefits.

Working hours will be 7am to 4pm on Mondays to Thursday and 7am to 3pm on Friday. 

Candidate Qualifications

Ideally, you will hold a full, clean, driving licence. Relevant Horticultural qualification. Experience of gardening work and horticultural knowledge are desirable. Ideally candidates will have at least 3 years of working in the horticultural industry. Qualifications in spraying  essential and chainsaw operation are an advantage.

Interested? Apply now!

Shortlisting is taking place on a rolling basis, so early applications are recommended.

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