Experienced Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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A new opportunity has arisen for an experienced gardener to join a developing private estate near Hungerford, West Berkshire.  This role will suit a skilled and academically qualified gardener with a desire to be part of an exciting project alongside a leading garden design team.

The estate covers approximately 50-acres in total, with 25-acres being dedicated to the garden to varying degrees of formality.  The highly maintained gardens comprise wide herbaceous and grass borders, herb gardens, a large kitchen garden and walled gardens, wider shrub and woodland planting around a lake, with extensive natural woodlands, natural swimming ponds and water meadows.  The new garden areas are expected to be completed by the end of next year.

Working under the direction of the Head Gardener, the successful candidate will work alongside the garden design team and landscape contractors to help implement the new aspects of the gardens as well as ensure the maintenance of established areas.  The role will also involve general garden maintenance such as mowing, hedge cutting, strimming, pruning etc. in addition to the maintenance of all plantings, weed control, staking/wire supports, assistance within the woodland areas, maintenance of all lawn areas, wildflower areas and water meadows, seasonal bulb and pot planting, seed collection and propagation, maintenance of all drives, paths, terrace and tracks, maintaining the irrigation system, mulching, maintenance of garden features e.g. water features, sculptures, seating, checking drains, the maintenance of equipment, composting of waste on site, assisting with  vegetable, fruit, nut and cut flower production in the kitchen garden, maintenance of a natural swimming pond as well as general estate maintenance where necessary.

Suitable candidates will ideally hold academic horticultural qualifications at RHS Level 2 or above/equivalent as well as experience as a Skilled Gardener on private estates.  Applicants should have good horticultural knowledge as well as some experience in plant propagation and kitchen gardening.  Physical fitness is essential as is an ability to safely operate garden machinery.  Chainsaw and chemical spray certificates would be beneficial. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join an impressive private estate at an exciting stage of a new project, and to work alongside a leading team of garden designers.  The role does not come with accommodation so applicants will ideally live within a reasonable commute of Inkpen, Hungerford.

SALARY:£27,000-£28,000
LOCATION:Hungerford, West Berkshire
JOB No:EC17925

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

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