Junior Gardener

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Junior Gardener to join the mature garden of a residential property located near Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The owners now require a gardener to work within the small team within a typical English country garden; assisting in the ongoing maintenance and potential development of the garden and grounds.

The estate in its entirety covers roughly 15-acres with 5-acres of formal gardens. The gardens are a fascinating blend of traditional elements with intensive planting and have been developed by the current owners throughout the years. Features include a walled garden, rose garden, formal topiary, prairie garden as well as a swimming pool area with mediterranean planting. The gardens also boast impressive herbaceous borders, bursting with colour and texture throughout the seasons as well as formal lawns and meadows. The garden is mature and has been professionally designed and maintained therefore the owners are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to assist with keeping the gardens at a high standard. 

Some experience within the horticultural sector is essential and it will be important for candidates to demonstrate a commitment to furthering their career in amenity horticulture. As such, it would be advantageous for candidates to show a background in gardening on private estates, volunteering or paid employment.

Under the guidance of the Head Gardener, the Junior Gardener will be involved with a variety of horticultural practices to help maintain the gardens on a year-round basis following the annual calendar. Duties will include but are not limited to, propagation, weeding, preparing & rejuvenating flower beds, planting and pruning as well as all aspects of lawn care. Other duties will include the use of a wide range of garden machinery. Applicants will ideally possess an academic horticultural qualification, such as RHS level 2 or equivalent, or be looking to engage in an academic programme to obtain the qualification to assist in furthering your knowledge.

The job is, of necessity outdoors, with the requirement to work in all weathers and is physically demanding. Candidates will be able to communicate well and possess a friendly and helpful personality. A self-motivated, enthusiastic individual with a strong work ethic, ability to work within a small and friendly team and willingness to work to consistently high standards are qualities which are essential for this role. The owners are passionate about their garden and want likeminded people to help the gardens continue to flourish. Candidates will be flexible and willing to extend their duties where needed.

Please note, the successful candidate with be offered subject to extensive reference checks (both written and verbal) and DBS check. Candidates will also need to provide evidence of qualifications held and hold a full driver’s licence. This is a full-time permanent position. Hours of work are Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm with holiday entitlement 20 days plus Bank Holidays.

SALARY:  Up to £28,000 depending on experience
LOCATION:  Gloucestershire
JOB No:  EC63007

If this Junior Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Head Gardener

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head Gardener to join the mature garden of a residential property located near Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The owners now require an experienced gardener with a proven track record of managing a large English country garden to assist in the ongoing maintenance and potential development of the garden and grounds. This exciting vacancy would be great for someone looking to work in a beautiful part of the country and join the community making this opportunity a way of life.

The estate in its entirety covers roughly 15-acres with 5-acres of formal gardens. The gardens are a fascinating blend of traditional elements with intensive planting and have been developed by the current owners throughout the years. Features include a walled garden, rose garden, formal topiary, prairie garden as well as a swimming pool area with mediterranean planting. The gardens also boast impressive herbaceous borders, bursting with colour and texture throughout the seasons as well as formal lawns and meadows. The garden is mature and has been professionally designed and maintained therefore the owners are looking for a highly skilled candidate to keep the gardens at a high standard. 

Our client seeks an experienced gardener to help maintain the gardens on a year-round basis following the annual calendar. Applicants will possess an academic horticultural qualification, such as a Kew Diploma, RHS level 2 or equivalent, combined with extensive experience working in a similar role. As such, excellent plant knowledge and technical skills are essential for this position with experience in compost management, propagation, spraying, weeding and rejuvenating beds. A self-motivated, organised individual with a self-start attitude and proven track record of managing both a mature English country garden as well as a small team. A strong work ethic, ability to work to their own initiative and willingness to work to consistently high standards are qualities which are essential for this role. Candidates will be flexible and willing to extend their duties where needed. As such, this is a physically demanding position which requires a fit and strong individual who is comfortable working in all weathers.

General maintenance duties will include but are not limited to pruning, propagating, weeding, edging and compost management. Experience in managing a small team as well as contractors will be advantageous for prospective candidates. Experience in the use and maintenance of a wide range of gardening machinery as well as PA1 and PA6 spraying certificates, and a chainsaw certification are desirable for this position. The house is equipped with machinery, which the gardener should be capable of maintaining between services.

Please note, the successful candidate with be offered subject to extensive reference checks (both written and verbal) and DBS check. Candidates will also need to provide evidence of qualifications held and hold a full driver’s licence. This is a full-time permanent position. Hours of work are Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm with holiday entitlement 20 days plus Bank Holidays.

SALARY:  Up to £60,000 depending on experience
LOCATION:  Gloucestershire
JOB No:  EC63006

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Senior Gardener

Our client’s garden is an incredible example of an Arts and Crafts Garden with its original layout. They are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable gardener to play a leading role and the position would suit a time served hands-on gardener with experience at senior level. The position is full time and permanent and is based in a beautiful part of the Cotswolds near Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

Set within a small rural village and surrounded by agricultural fields and paddocks, the estate comprises an impressive main building of Cotswold stone with formal gardens extending to 8-acres. The property is privately owned and has remained in the same family since its construction in the early 20th century, with the fourth generation now enjoying the estate and playing an active and hands-on role in its maintenance and development.  The gardens follow the Arts and Crafts style of a garden of rooms with topiary, mixed herbaceous borders, kitchen garden, wild garden, wildflower meadow, cherry orchard, ornamental tree arboretum, parterre, shrub border, native and exotic tree species, manicured lawn and climbing wisteria. It is an exciting garden to work in as the garden is ever evolving, with several projects on the horizon.

The garden is open to the public from May to the end of September and part of the role is to carry out the occasional garden tour. The garden was recently featured on Gardeners’ World and the owners hold lecture days at the property, where they invite prominent people in the gardening world from gardeners such as Troy Scott-Smith, Pippa Greenwood and Arthur Parkinson to garden historians such as Todd Longstaffe-Gowan to garden designers such as Andy Sturgeon, James Alexander-Sinclair and Jinny Blom. This is an amazing opportunity for the Senior Gardener to be involved with these events and to interact with all these incredible guests.

The owners organise a gardeners and volunteers’ outings to visit other gardens for inspiration and they also support attending training courses to further enhance the gardener’s knowledge in line with the position.  

The Senior Gardener will work closely with the owners who are hands on in the garden and a team of two part-time gardeners, part time groundsperson, and 4 volunteers. A requirement therefore exists for the new Senior Gardener to take the lead on garden management and development, working collaboratively with the owners to take the garden forward.

The ideal candidate will possess extensive hands-on garden management experience on private estates.  They must also have a good knowledge of seasonal horticultural practices, species-specific pruning techniques and the ability to work in harmony as part of a team promoting a positive and effective working environment.  Experience of creating and maintaining topiary, mixed border, lawns, kitchen gardening and plant propagation skills are all essential.  Applicants must also be competent with the operation and basic maintenance of a wide range of garden machinery and equipment with spray certificates (PA1/PA6) desirable.  This is a very rewarding hands-on role that requires dedication, excellent time and garden management skills and good physical fitness.

SALARY:        Circa £35,000 DOE
LOCATION:  Cirencester, Gloucestershire
JOB No:          EC62547

If this Senior Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Experienced Gardener

Our client is seeking an Experienced Gardener with drive and enthusiasm, who will relish the challenge and opportunity of assisting in the restoration of the existing gardens and creating new diverse areas within the 5-acre gardens, followed by the future maintenance these stunning gardens will require.

The wonderful private Cotswold country house, which is currently undergoing restoration, originated as a rectory before further enlargement. It sits at the centre of the 120-acre estate which features a number of outbuildings, a barn conversion and tenanted properties alongside a large amount of farmland which is managed by local farm contractors. 

At current, the 5-acre gardens surrounding the main house are being redeveloped with the assistance of both garden designers and consultants alike. On completion of the works, the main house gardens will be made up of ornamental borders, a newly restored walled garden used for the production of fruit, vegetables and cut flowers, a brand new glasshouse for propagation and house plants, a swimming pool, a man-made lake, woodland gardens, meadows, mature and newly planted parkland, an adventure playground, a tennis court as well as both informal and formal lawns.

The successful applicant will initially be involved in maintaining and improving the gardens that are being retained. Nearing completion of the landscape works, he/she will have an active role in caring for and ensuring the establishment of the new gardens.

Candidates should have enthusiasm and passion to help with the restoration and ongoing establishment of the new gardens and ensure that these gardens are maintained to the highest level. He/she should have excellent communication and personal management skills, be a self-starter and be self-motivated, willing, and able to establish the right working routine to make the garden look its best. Excellent plant knowledge, horticultural skills and experience of organic gardening are essential.   

The successful candidate will work alongside a full time Site Manager / Groundsman and a part time Gardener. The role is primarily hands-on; however, it’s expected that he/she oversees and works alongside the existing staff and, as the landscape works are completed, he / she will be involved in recruiting seasonal or part-time help.

The property is a private home where the family resides permanently, alongside their 2 well behaved dogs. There may be a requirement to work occasional weekends if there’s an important family event, however this is infrequent. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced CRB check and must hold a full driving license.

SALARY: £35,000 - £40,000

LOCATION: Gloucestershire

JOB No: EC58710

If this Experienced Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Tom Little on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

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Horticulture Manager

Horticulture Manager required

Job Ref ADV393 

New exciting opportunity at Dobbies Garden Centres Tewkesbury. Join us.

Vacancy summary

An exciting opportunity is taking place here at Dobbies, and we want you to be a part of it. We are opening a brand new store in Tewkesbury this autumn, which will be located in Cotswolds Designer Outlet – a new premium shopping destination in the heart of England. We are not your average garden centre, we are much more than that, our brand is recognised throughout the UK. Our store will be one of our biggest ones yet, set up to the highest of standards, and standing as a beacon of quality and design among all our stores across the UK.

We're recruiting for a Horticultural Manager to help lead this store from the very beginning. If you have a passion for helping bring projects to life, and like the thrill and fun of setting up a new store from scratch, then don’t hesitate to apply. You'll bring expert knowledge of horticulture with retail management expertise. Working closely with your General Manager in setting the standard for our flagship department, you’ll be an inspirational leader, customer champion and commercial innovator making your Horticulture Department the place to be for customers and colleagues alike.

About the role 

-Overseeing the horticulture department operation, maximising profitable sales and growth while creating a unique customer focussed environment. 

-Providing expert advice and guidance in relation to plant care and maintenance, core gardening products & equipment. 

-Taking the lead in creating a great place to work for everyone on a day to day basis whilst thinking ahead to ensure your team have a development journey with Dobbies. 

-Sparking your team’s passion for delivering the best customer experience possible by creating a brilliant customer journey. 

-Working closely with our central support teams, maintaining top notch communication, stock supply and response. 

-Ensuring department compliance and health and safety regulations are carried out, whilst caring for employee and customers welfare at all times 

 About You 

-You’ll bring horticulture expertise with proven experience of retail management. 

-Commercial awareness and understanding of budgets, profitability from driving retail sales and improved ways of working. 

-Ability to identify training needs. You'll be effectively coaching and training all levels ensuring our teams are delivering a first-class customer experience. 

-You'll act quickly and enthusiastically to changing priorities, workload and concepts. 

-Positivity managing change, you'll lead the team through each season with care and motivation to deliver the best. 

Our offering 

-Generous annual leave entitlement 

-Fantastic team member discount to be enjoyed in the store, restaurant and foodhall 

-Thriving culture; the Dobbies team are passionate, diverse and committed to our customer 

-Stakeholder pension with shared employee and employer contribution

-Access to our confidential Wellbeing provider, including unlimited access to our retail discounts platform 

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Head Gardener

An opportunity of a Gardener’s lifetime has arisen in Gloucestershire for an ambitious and creative client, on a project that will allow the successful candidate to create their legacy.  This is a long-term collaborative venture between the owner, Chelsea Gold Medallist designer, and the new Head Gardener and Senior Gardener.  There are two potential opportunities on a full-time and permanent basis. One is for a Head Gardener or a deputy Head Gardener with the drive and hunger to become the Head Gardener and the other is for a Senior Gardener to join the team to be a key part of an exciting and extensive garden project development.

With the aim of being ‘the jewel in the Cotswolds crown,’ this garden development project is being spearheaded by a respected garden designer and now needs talented and knowledgeable gardeners. 

The 75-acre parkland estate is of a Capability Brown style in a varied landscape with woodland, a lake, paddocks, and undulating topography throughout.  The main house is undergoing refurbishment and improvement, such that the new owner expects to move into the building in 2023.  The garden/grounds design is complete, with implementation to commence by late summer, preferably with the new Head Gardener in position and ready to play a leading role. 

The Head Gardener’s role will initially involve horticultural input and project management, including that of contractors, whilst liaising with the garden designer and the owner.  Initial work for both the Head Gardener and Senior Gardener will involve some ground-based tree work such as clearing, thinning and planting, restoration of existing hedges and improvement of the formal garden area.  Following implementation of the design, the role will involve management and maintenance of the gardens to include an orchard, numerous trees (including extensive new planting), a rose garden, a 2-acre formal garden, 5-acre wildflower area with bulbs, a 3-acre lake with island planting to commence following dredging and shaping.  The owner has an interest in rewilding, thereby providing an opportunity for implementing sustainable management methodologies on the estate.

Applicants for this role must be physically fit, hands-on Gardeners at a high level. The Head Gardener will have project management/development experience both Head and Senior Gardeners will have experience in a similar setting, i.e., on large country estates with a high diversity of horticulture and landscape features. The management of health and safety considerations in relation to large landscape/garden development projects and associated staff is a requirement.  Strong ornamental plant knowledge is essential, as is an ability to carry out species-specific pruning, soil treatment/management, pest and disease control and the safe operation and basic maintenance of a wide range of garden machinery.  An academic horticultural qualification at RHS level 3 or equivalent/above is desired, as is the ability to operate a chainsaw safely, though the latter will not discount otherwise suitable applicants as training can be provided. 

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a talented and highly experienced Head and / or Senior Gardener to make their mark on a project designed to impress.  The resulting estate will be a legacy for the owner, designer and the new Head Gardener.

SALARY:        Head Gardener £45,000 – 50,000
                        Senior Gardener £35,000 – 40,000
LOCATION:  Gloucestershire
JOB No:          EC37587

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Sole Gardener

A fine private house near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with gardens and grounds of approximately 4 acres, is seeking a sole gardener to take ownership and manage the gardens. Applicants for this role should have hands-on experience of working in large private gardens and are knowledgeable and passionate all rounded gardeners. The position is open to candidates looking for full time or part time employment.

The formal garden contains mixed beds and borders, extensive lawn with mature and young trees throughout the grounds, a naturalistic lake, raised beds for a vegetable garden and orchard. The owners reside in London but visit their home in Gloucestershire often. The garden is an important part of the estate and is where they hold family gatherings so are looking for an experienced gardener to work with them to continue to drive their garden forward and maintain it to a high horticultural standard.   The opportunity exists to play a role in the occasional re-development of garden areas, so applicants with a keen eye for plant use and development are encouraged to apply.

Applicants will have a good understanding of the seasons, excellent horticultural knowledge, and must be willing and able to carry out all aspects of estate gardening including pruning (some from ladders), plant propagation, planting, weeding as well as the lawncare, leaf collection and occasional other basic estate handyman duties as they arise. The suitable applicant will ideally possess spray certificates (PA1/PA6), a full UK driving licence, be fit and healthy, and be self-motivated. A chainsaw certificate would be an advantage or the willingness to acquire the necessary ticket as the client would be happy to support the training.

This is an exciting opportunity for a gardener with excellent practical skills in all aspects of craft gardening and is able to maintain the garden and grounds to a high standard. A gardener who is able to use their initiative and has the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to work closely with the owners in helping to develop certain aspects of the garden.

SALARY:  £30,000 - £35,000 DOE
LOCATION:  Near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
JOB No:  EC35798

If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Gardener

Gardener required

Job Ref ADV349

We are looking for an experienced gardener to join a small team, at an outstanding private garden near Cirencester, for five days a week. The garden consists of formal lawns, herbaceous and shrub borders, a walled garden with a greenhouse, a wild flower meadow, informal mowed park with specimen trees and mixed woodland. You will work with the small estate team, to ensure that the gardens are maintained to a very high standard. This is a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate.

Responsibilities

You will be helping to maintain and improve the gardens and grounds, performing a variety of tasks, including but not limited to planting, propagating, weeding, pruning, deadheading, mowing, hedge cutting, mulching, scarifying, spraying, and strimming.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

-Enthusiasm and passion for gardening, with a good work ethic and a keen eye for detail.

-Strong plant and species knowledge.

-Formal horticultural training would be advantageous.

-Proven practical gardening/horticultural experience.

-Excellent organisation and communication skills.

-Operate well as part of a team and equally be sufficiently self-motivated to work alone.

-A flexible and positive approach to challenges.

-A good knowledge and application of Health and Safety compliance.

-Competence with machinery/equipment use.

-Willingness to carry out any other reasonable work, as directed by the Head Gardener.

-Full and clean driving licence.

 

 


Plantarea Manager

Plantarea Manager required

Job Ref A886

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Plantarea Manager has arisen with an independent family garden centre business in Gloucestershire.  The company have three sites in total and offer exceptional indoor and outdoor horticulture departments, a range of quality gifts, homeware, furniture and clothing and a high-quality restaurant offering freshly prepared, seasonally changing menus.

The company have gained national recognition for winning several competitions focused on employee wellbeing. The team is dedicated and customer focused, with specialists who are passionate about their chosen fields.

A Plantarea Manager is now required to join the team, reporting directly to the Garden Centre Manager, and taking responsibility for running and continuously improving the Plantarea Department.

This is a varied and challenging role with duties to include, but not limited to the following:

-have a passion for horticulture with relevant garden centre experience.

-have high quality standards and an eye for detail.

-be a role model for excellent customer service.

-be willing to work in a hands-on capacity whilst leading the plants team.

-be credible and confident in their plant knowledge (ideally supported by a relevant qualification such as RHS 2/3 or equivalent. A formal qualification can be funded by the company.

-be an experienced people manager who can engage and develop a team using our Career Pathways programme and recognition/reward schemes.

-have experience (or the ability to learn) buying from a range selected by the group Plant buyer.

-be IT literate with good organisational skills.

-be happy to sit as part of the garden centre management team with some lock up and Duty Manager duties expected as part of the role.

If this Plantarea Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or ruth@horticruitment.com.

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Sole Gardener

A Sole Gardener is sought for 4/5 days per week on a permanent basis for a lovely private garden within the grounds of a Grade II listed property, situated near Berkeley GL13. The house is a 25-minute drive West from Stroud and/or north of Bristol.

The grounds extend to 11-acres and include a paddock (managed by a local farmer), 4 lawns, one beautiful, curved bed with mixed and herbaceous planting as well as a number of low maintenance flower beds surrounding the main house. There is also a Greenhouse, plus five raised vegetable beds, and a soft fruit area consisting of raspberry and blueberry plants. The grounds also include a swimming pool and tennis court, plus a former walled garden which is currently laid to lawn. The garden is provided with a range of modern gardening equipment including a ride on mower.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the maintenance of the garden and lawns to a high horticultural standard as well as enhancing the garden over time in collaboration with the owner when required. He / She will be highly self-motivated, able to plan and carryout your duties on your own with little supervision.

The Sole gardener should have previous experience as a professional gardener with good practical gardening skills and be familiar with the safe use and general maintenance of garden machinery and tools.

The position is open to candidates looking for 4 or 5 days and the salary will be reflected accordingly. The owners have and like dogs and are happy for the gardener to bring with them a well-behaved dog whilst they work onsite.

SALARY:        £26,000 to £29,000 (Depending on experience) 
LOCATION: Gloucestershire
JOB No:          EC29079

If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sole Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Sole Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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