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Gardener required

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Wotton-under-edge in Gloucestershire, for an all-rounded hands-on gardener who enjoys a varied role in the gardens, grounds and carrying out handyperson work. Applicants will either come from a horticultural background or have estate work as the owners would be open to recruiting two candidates to complement each other’s skills. Both must possess the ability and willingness to carry out additional maintenance duties when necessary.

The house is surrounded by nearly 75 acres of parkland, landscaped grounds and a series of themed sunken gardens allowing uninterrupted views. The garden surrounding the property is roughly 11 acres and is divided into 4 key areas: a tropical garden, a Japanese Garden, Mediterranean Garden and a fruit Garden with expansive lawns, lakes, kitchen garden and hedges. At the end of the garden are polytunnels used for propagation and growing a variety of plants for the garden. Organic practices are encouraged on the estate.

The role will involve attending to the needs of the garden, grow vegetables for the main house, carry out planned development projects on the garden, improve planting schemes, maintain around the lakes, and additional maintenance duties such as fixing fences, repair the protection surrounding the trees, power washing and general clearing. The welcoming owner is looking to enjoy the property in the knowledge that it remains in safe and capable hands and is kept to a high standard.  The successful applicant will work as part of the overall gardens team – two part time horticulturalists and a groundsperson, on the wider estate. The team plant 5 – 6 trees per year in the parkland and the successful applicant will be involved in this.

This is a hands-on and enjoyable role, so applicants must have a good level of fitness as well as genuine enthusiasm for the impressive property and the wider estate in general.  Applicants must have a keen eye for detail, an appreciation of quality, and should have a positive character overall. 

The successful applicant will need to be hardworking, flexible and energetic with a genuine passion for gardening and good knowledge of plants.  Candidates must have demonstrable hands-on garden experience, preferably within an estate environment.  Experience using and the basic maintenance of garden machinery is essential such as various mowers.  Tickets and/or experience using a mini digger would be advantageous but not essential as training can be given if required and a driving licence is required. A good understanding of Health and safety is important. Applicants must be able to take direction where necessary, be able to work well within a team, but must also be able to work under their own initiative.

SALARY:        up to £30,000 depending on experience

LOCATION: Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire

JOB No:          EC54364

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