Experienced Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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An excellent full time and permanent opportunity has arisen for an Experienced Gardener with a passion for lawn care and garden maintenance to work within the beautiful gardens of a private estate in Hertfordshire.

The private estate encompasses 3 acres of land surrounding the main property, which include a 2-acre 9-hole golf course. The gardens are mature and well laid out containing formal lawns with a Dahlia Garden, fishpond and water wall, a mixture of apple and cherry trees, coniferous and broadleaf trees, a mixture of topiary from potted to planted spiralling Buxus. The garden also contains extensive hedging made up of a variety of species.

The successful candidate will be fully responsible for the estate’s lawn care and grounds maintenance. Separated into more formal lawned and garden areas and a golf course, the estate boasts a 2 acre expanse of land housing the course’s fairways, greens and roughs. Currently the estate is maintained through contractors however, the client wishes to appoint an experienced gardener to take over with the aim to then assign them with an assistant should the suitable candidate require it. To assist them in ensuring the lawns and gardens are kept to the highest standards throughout the seasons, aligning with the estate owner’s requirements.

It will be the responsibility of the Experienced Gardener to ensure all turf is maintained and well kept, including mowing lawns, treating, feeding and fertilising when necessary. Duties will vary naturally throughout the seasons and will include leaf collection and clearing snow, replanting areas of the garden from summer to winter. Other responsibilities may include pruning / cutting back, watering, transplanting, controlling diseases, insects, and weeds.

The ideal candidate will have good plant knowledge as well as experience in all aspects of lawncare; that could be from or working within a greenkeeping environment or grounds related role; with a keen eye for detail, thorough in maintaining high standards, taking pride in their work, reliable and able to work form their own initiative.

This is a full time and permanent position with the working hours being Monday – Friday 08.00 to 17.00 changing to 08.00 to 16.30 throughout the winter period.

SALARY:        Up to £40k DOE         
LOCATION: Hertfordshire
JOB No:          EC50453

If this Experienced Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Niall Anderson on 01233 733510 or

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