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Experienced Gardener (Live in) – EC4556 – This position has been filled

From English Country Gardeners

A wonderful opportunity has arisen for an Experienced Gardener to take on the responsibility for managing a mature 4-acre private NGS garden, located approximately 6 miles away from Haslemere, Surrey.  The established garden contains shrubs, roses, ericaceous plants, a kitchen garden and orchard, greenhouse, hedging, topiary, lawns and a small pond.  The position would suit an experienced gardener with good plant knowledge and the ability to manage their own time efficiently.

The owner is particularly keen to employ a passionate plants person to take full responsibility for managing the plant collection, as the majority of the maintenance (mowing and hedge cutting) is undertaken by a part-time gardener.  Applicants must have an open and positive attitude, such that they are willing to undertake other duties when the owner is away, i.e. basic maintenance of the swimming pool, looking after the domestic animals (dog, chickens), general security of the house, and occasional airport runs.   For the latter of course, it is essential that applicants hold a full UK driving licence.

Applicants must demonstrate extensive hands-on experience of managing a large private garden combined with comprehensive plant knowledge and excellent attention to detail. A recognised horticultural qualification would be desirable, though not essential if evidence of adequate experience can be provided.   The appointed candidate will be required to work unsupervised and will liaise with the owner regarding specific requests involving general garden development.  Some small areas of the garden will benefit from new planting, with older areas requiring ongoing management in terms of plant replenishment.  As the property is open for one day each year for the National Gardening Scheme, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the garden is presentable for the occasion.

This position is offered with a two-bedroom cottage on site, with all bills paid aside from Council tax.  The accommodation is ideally suited to a single person or couple, though is not considered to be large enough for a family.

LOCATION: Nr. Haslemere, Surrey

SALARY: £25,000 DOE + Accommodation

JOB No: EC4556

If this Experienced Gardener vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Mark Read on 012337733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

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

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