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From Head of Gardens and Landscape

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This is a hands-on position to support the Head of Gardens and Landscape through leading the gardens team with the maintenance and enhancement of the gardens to excellent standards surrounding Grimsthorpe Castle.  These include herbaceous borders, kitchen garden, fruit trees, roses, lawns, hedges and topiary, glasshouses, woodland, drives and paths.

Responsibilities will include:

– Supervision and instruction of gardeners and trainees on a day to day basis

– Seasonal maintenance and ongoing development of herbaceous borders

– Shrub rose border and rose parterre maintenance

– Kitchen garden (productive and ornamental) development and maintenance

– Watering – glasshouses, nursery stock and borders with weekend duties on rota

– Propagation

– Mowing (ride-on and pedestrian), edging and strimming of formal lawns and other grassed areas

– Hedge trimming – Yew, Box and Thorn including topiary

– Tree work

– Pest and disease monitoring

– Weed killing drives and paths

– Operation of a varied range of horticultural machinery

– Leading guided tours

You will be working as the senior member of a team of five gardeners with additional trainees and seasonal staff.

Compliance with the Trust’s health and safety policy and all health and safety rules and regulations for the better and safer execution of all day to day work.

To undergo any other training that might reasonably be needed for the better performance of the role.

To be flexible in the approach to work hours to help cope with emergencies and other unforeseen occurrences.

Any other tasks that may reasonably be required to aid in the maintenance, care and development of the garden and landscape.

Further details can be found  at

www.grimsthorpe.co.uk/the-estate/vacancies/