Experienced Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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An exciting opportunity has become available for an Experienced Gardener to work on a beautiful private estate in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. The current Head Gardener, who has been with the client for many years, is looking to take a step down from their role, reducing their hours with the view to eventually retire. Also on site is a seasonal gardener, who works within the grounds and gardens between March and October each year. The Experienced Gardener role is based on a full-time, permanent basis.

The 10-acre cottage style gardens are set within the grounds of a stunning 1930’s Tudor style house and boast many elements. Split into two halves, the lower half contains formal lawns, and a wide selection of young and mature specimen trees. The top half of the gardens contain a small orchard where a variety of apple, pear and plum trees are grown. Other elements include natural ponds, rose beds, an arboretum, a wildflower meadow and a large display of rhododendrons.

The owners have a real passion for their garden and are looking for an Experienced Gardener to manage and maintain the garden with minimal supervision to a high horticultural standard. The ideal candidate will be a true plantsman, have good plant identification and knowledge of the seasons. Applicants should ideally have a minimum level 2 horticultural qualification and have previous experience working on a private estate. PA1/PA6 spraying, chainsaw certificate and driving licence would also be ideal.

Other requirements for the role are good communications skills and a real passion for horticulture. The gardener should be happy to work outside in all weathers, have the drive to get the job done to a high standard and a have a vision for maintaining and enhancing the garden as required. With an extensive range of equipment onsite, the successful applicant will be expected to operate a wide range of garden machinery and have good craft skills. Good knowledge in the care and maintenance of trees is essential for the role.

This is an excellent opportunity for a gardener who takes pride in their work and is looking to work with owners who enjoy a beautiful garden.

SALARY:        Up to £28,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
JOB No:          EC45924

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

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