Position Filled

Experienced Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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Experienced Gardener required

A qualified, experienced, and enthusiastic gardener is sought at a stunning family-run estate in Banffshire on a full time and permanent basis.

The picturesque 700 acre estate is filled with extensive gardens and lawns, as well as meadows and woodland, set in the Deveron Valley. With private residence and holiday cottages on the Estate, the estate offers Fishing in the River Deveron and hosts Clay Pigeon Shooting. The grounds, gardens and walks at the estate include the Walled Garden which are not open to the public, but can be enjoyed by the holiday guests.

This role is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a small and enthusiastic team to continue to develop and maintain the estate’s stunning grounds and gardens and together with the assistant gardener be responsible for the mature, private 2-acre walled garden. The walled garden features glasshouses, a fruit cage, vegetable beds, cut flower beds, mature fruit trees, herbaceous border, rose garden, mature yew hedging, box hedges, water features, ornamental trees, shrubs and perennial flowers.

Duties include full management and together with the assistant gardener upkeep of the walled garden and glasshouses, growing of organic vegetables and cut flowers from seed to serve the needs of the house and holiday cottages and growing perennial plants and shrubs from seed and by propagation to continue to develop and enhance the gardens. The gardener will work alongside the groundskeeper / gardener on the maintenance and development of historic rock gardens, meadows and ponds and support with the maintenance and development of holiday cottage gardens on the estate.

Applicants will ideally hold a horticultural qualification and a chainsaw safety, cross cutting and tree felling certificate to assist alongside Estate Groundskeepers on the winter woodland management, including planting, felling, pruning, and wood chipping/ log cutting. A passion and experience or qualification in garden design and permaculture would be advantageous. The successful candidate will work well in a team and have the ability and willingness to support and train student gardeners on summer placements, junior groundskeeper/ gardeners and host gardening courses and workshops with members of the public. Attention to detail, good housekeeping and timekeeping are important as well as a high level of maintenance of plants, equipment and tools.

This position would suit an experienced and passionate person who can commit to the maintenance and development of the gardens and grounds, who works well as part of a team. A passion for biodiversity, team working and growing vegetables and flowers from seed is essential.

SALARY:          £31,000 depending on experience

LOCATION:    Banffshire

JOB No:            EC54184

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

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