Assistant Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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This is an exciting opportunity for a pro-active, hardworking assistant gardener to join a small team on a private estate in Norfolk. Working alongside the Head Gardener, this role will assist in the cultivation, conservation and maintenance of the garden and grounds to the highest possible standards.

The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and be able to manage their own time well.  Having horticultural qualifications, or currently being in the process of completing them, would be of value. Experience with listed gardens, and/or on private estates would be beneficial.

  • To assist with the overall day to day maintenance of all aspects of the garden, grounds, and garden buildings such as sheds and greenhouses.  
  • To carry out shrub and tree planting as part of a co-ordinated scheme.
  • To ensure plants are watered and fed along with pest and disease control being implemented as necessary.
  • Maintain an awareness of the principles behind the organisation of the gardens and presentation standards. 
  • To assist with seasonal maintenance throughout the year.
  • Ensure that all tools and machinery are correctly used, maintained, and stored.
  • Occasional weekend watering.

About the person:

  • An eye for detail and delivering to exceptional standards.
  • Grounds maintenance experience.
  • Have a strong and proven horticultural knowledge and relevant professional gardening experience, ideally within a large private garden.
  • A recognised horticultural qualification or be in the process of completing.
  • Hold the following certificates/formal qualifications: 
    • Clean C1 UK driving licence.
    • PA1 & PA6 spraying certificates.
  • Have knowledge of maintaining ornamental lawns.
  • Have demonstrable experience in the cultivation, planting, and maintenance of a wide range of plants.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on site.
  • Personal pride in a high standard of workmanship.
  • A good understanding of the principles of organic gardening.
  • Full understanding and experience of the operation, maintenance and health and safety implications of basic horticultural machinery.
  • Have the ability to communicate to a range of individuals.
  • Flexibility, reliability, and enjoyment of working as part of a team.
  • Good organisational and time management skills and the proven ability to prioritise own work, showing initiative.
  • Ability to uphold the highest levels of confidentiality and exercise discretion in all aspects of the role.

Hours of Work:


This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week worked Monday to Friday.

There will be the requirement to work such other hours that are necessary for the proper fulfilment of duties, or to meet unexpected or urgent demands.

The role is based in Norfolk, please note this is a live out position and no accommodation will be provided.

LOCATION: Near Kings Lynn, Norfolk

SALARY: up to £27,500

JOB No: EC62784

If this Assistant Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or

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