Assistant Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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An exciting opportunity is available for a hands-on gardener with good amount of knowledge and skill, to work closely alongside the Head Gardener to maintain the stunning 25-acre gardens set within an historic estate in Cambridgeshire. The Assistant Gardener will form part of the estate team, being reliable and enthusiastic while implementing their knowledge across the ever developing and progressing gardens.

The gardens form part of an estate, featuring a combination of mature gardens and more recent additions. This includes a walled garden, with large herbaceous borders, peony garden, formal lawns, rose gardens, cutting garden, vegetable and fruit garden, ornamental ponds, parkland, tree lined avenues and a 6-acre meadow planted with fruit trees and naturalised drifts of bulbs. In addition, the estate is developing a pinetum to accompany a young arboretum, and a variety of mature formal hedging surrounding the main house.

The owners are seeking an enthusiastic, reliable individual, who has experience within a similar setting maintaining gardens to the highest of standards. Applicants will require a rounded skillset including general maintenance techniques alongside pruning, mulching, hedge cutting, cultivation of beds and borders as well as experience using a variety of garden machinery.  Horticultural qualifications would be advantageous, alongside the completion of industry related tickets, such as PA1/PA6 spraying. Applicants should take pride in their work and demonstrate a passion for horticulture.

Working hours for the position are 08:00 – 16:30 Monday to Friday, with the exception of two Sundays per year for charity openings.   References are essential.

SALARY:        Up to £26,000
LOCATION: Cambridgeshire / Suffolk Border
JOB No:          EC62937

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