25 Mar, 2020

Skilled Head Gardener

  • Tulira Castle
  • Gort, County Galway, Ireland
Full time Agriculture

Job Description

A Skilled Head Gardener is required for a large Private Estate in Galway

An exciting career opportunity has arisen for a skilled Gardener to work in the gardens of a historic property in Galway.

Situated less than 5 kilometres from Gort, the Private Estate consists of large formal gardens, ponds, forestry and 2 and half acres of walled garden including glass houses, potting sheds, Orchard and small kitchen garden with poly tunnels.

Role :

  • To manage and motivate the existing team and organise part-time team during peak periods
  • To manage the day-to-day, year round maintenance of the gardens
  • To manage the continuing development of the gardens working closely with the owners
  • To supply the kitchen regular produce and production of cut flowers. This includes propagation, vegetable and flower production and greenhouse management
  • To maintain records for garden, machinery and health and safety
  • To practice sustainable gardening methods
  • A commitment to wildlife-friendly and sustainable garden practices is essential

Requirements :

  • A recognised horticultural qualification and at least 5 years experience in a similar supervisory role
  • Excellent plant knowledge and gardening skills
  • In-depth plant and vegetable knowledge
  • You must be physically fit, hard working and have a desire to achieve high standards at all time
  • Good communication skills, attention to detail, a keen eye for design and flexible approach to non-gardening duties on occasion

 

Job Benefits

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. There is also a possibility of housing if it is required.

If interested, please forward C.V with cover letter to info@tuliracastle.com


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