21 May, 2024

Head Gardener

  • Private Estate Galway
Full time, Permanent Craft Gardening Grower Ornamental Horticulturist Plantscaping

Job Description

Head Gardener Job – Private Estate Galway – Start ASAP – Full time – Salary DOE


A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an active & motivated Head Gardener to join a friendly team in a stunning historic property in South Galway.

The Estate consists of large formal gardens, ponds, forestry, an orchard, a fern garden and 2 and a half acres of walled garden including glasshouses, potting sheds and a small kitchen garden with polytunnels.

The Head Gardener will be responsible for the maintenance of the gardens to the current high standard throughout the year. The candidate will liaise with the owners to identify issues in advance of the upcoming seasonal requirements, with the opportunity to put their own stamp on the property.

The successful Applicant must have a college qualification with excellent gardening and horticultural knowledge. They will be excellent at timekeeping, flexibility & attention to detail. The ability to work unsupervised and on own initiative is essential as well as directing the existing staff. It is important that the candidate exercise discretion at all times & contributes towards keeping the grounds secure.

The Head Gardener will be solely responsible for propagation and prolonging the flowering of herbaceous borders. There is a lot of scope for creativity in this position! The candidate will be responsible for the ordering & accepting of grounds related deliveries. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for maintaining the various equipment & ensuring it is stored correctly. The candidates should show a commitment to wildlife- friendly & sustainable gardening practises.

The owners are looking for a long-term commitment. The ideal candidates will have a positive disposition & take great pride in their work.


Job Benefits

Competitive salary for the right candidate.

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