29 Sep, 2021

Head Gardener (Live-in)

€28,000 - €31,000 yearly
  • HortiRecruit
  • Cavan, Ireland
Full time, Permanent Craft Gardening Horticulture Landscaping Maintenance

Job Description

Our client is seeking to recruit a full-time Live-in Head Gardener for a Private Garden (newly built) in the Cavan area. To apply you should have a love of gardening and horticulture. You should have proven experience working as a gardener in private gardens or estate gardens ideally.

You should also have obtained a qualification in horticulture. You will be a caretaking presence on-site generally and will have some light housekeeping and cleaning duties in the adjacent holiday home also.

Accommodation is provided on-site, and it will be possible to have a spouse or partner live-in with you also. A farm manager is on-site and you will report to him on a day to day basis, but you will have primary responsibility for the one to two-acre garden and onsite buildings.


  1. Proven experience in Horticulture, especially in Garden Maintenance and ability to operate garden tools and machinery while carrying out all works necessary for the maintenance of the garden.
  2. A recognised qualification in Horticulture or a related field should be held.
  3. Available to live at the provided accommodation and to be a presence onsite to maintain and take care of the garden and accommodations.
  4. Access to your own transport required due to the location of the Property.
  5. You must be legally allowed to work in Ireland (stamp 4 visa or citizenship of Ireland or EU).


  • You will maintain this one-acre garden site to a very high standard, taking care of all aspects of maintaining this newly landscaped Private Garden throughout the year.
  • You will liaise with the owners on any issues where necessary.
  • You will primarily be responsible for the Garden; however, you will also have light house duties to maintain the holiday home and your own two-bedroom loft accommodation also.

Job Benefits

Benefits and additional Information:

  • €28,000 - €31,000 DOE plus free two bedroom on site accommodation – newly built.
  • Live in accommodation and possibility to have a spouse or partner live and work with you.
  • Great opportunity for suitable applicant to live a quiet, relaxed lifestyle and work flexibility.
  • Full WiFi on site which would allow for a WFH partner when not working on site

Interested? Apply now!


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