Position Filled

Experienced Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Experienced Gardener to join the current Head Gardener and assist with the care and ongoing development of the gardens. The garden is approximately 6 acres and runs from the Victorian house down towards the coastline. The property itself is set within a SSSI.

The garden is varied and includes a half acre kitchen garden with a mix of vegetables, cut flowers, fruit cages and espalier trained fruit trees. There are several glasshouses including a vinery, peach house and ornamental glasshouses. Other features include a fernery, white garden, hot border, gravel garden and several water features. Some of the less formal areas of the garden are managed with grazing sheep and meadow areas.

The role will involve working throughout the estate assisting the current team in the maintenance of the gardens to a high standard. A large part of the role will require candidates to work within the kitchen garden and therefore candidates should have prior experience growing produce within a kitchen garden and protected structures.

The owner is looking for someone with a level 2 RHS diploma in horticulture (or equivalent) with experience growing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Chainsaw certificates would also be desireable.  The position will be 4 days a week with some flexibility to cover weekend watering when necessary. The current team consists of a Head Gardener and one part time gardener. The property owners are also actively involved in the planning and maintenance of the garden.

LOCATION: Ryde, Isle of Wight

SALARY: £170 per day (4 days a week)

JOB No: EC50014

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

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