From English Country Gardeners

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Gardener required

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and suitably qualified gardener to join the team caring for a beautiful country estate, tucked away in a semi-rural location, just outside of Tunbridge Wells. The estate extends to 28 acres, comprising an impressive 19th century house and coach house, with an ornamental garden of just over 3 acres, woodland, pasture, and ponds. The property is owned by a delightful family, who employs a small team of gardeners to maintain the grounds.

The features of the garden are varied and include a cut flower garden, glasshouse, orchard, ornamental meadows, roof gardens, mixed and shrub borders, formal and informal hedging, topiary, roses, and a fine lawn. The property is used for beautifully curated events, creative workshops, and as a location for film and photoshoots. Also, the garden and grounds are occasionally opened to the public to explore, with an aspiration for this to be under the National Garden Scheme soon. There is a growing menagerie of animals, which the garden team help to care for, including alpacas, chickens, and bees.

The client is looking for an enthusiastic gardener to join the team. Ideal candidates will be willing to work alone alongside a team, self-motivated, creative with an eye for good design and have a good attention to detail and desire to achieve high standards. Applications would be welcomed from candidates with a level 2 RHS qualification (or equivalent), at least one years horticultural experience, knowledge and experience of using a wide range of horticultural machinery, along with a good awareness of health and safety in the workplace. PA1 & PA6 certificates would be advantageous but not essential for this role.

This is a full-time gardener position, working within a team that includes the Head Gardener, and two gardeners. The hours are 0800 – 1645, Monday – Friday, which includes two breaks, totalling 45 minutes. Occasional weekend or out of hours work may be requested during the growing season, to cover watering duties and other essential tasks, and to help with events. Annual leave is 21 days + bank holidays.

SALARY:        Circa £26,000

LOCATION: Royal Tunbridge Wells

JOB No:          EC55323

If this Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Matthew Parker on 01233 733510 or

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