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Working For: Horticruitment

Gardener required

Job Ref A510

Our client holds a passion for plants and understands their aesthetic potential and as a company they love creating and maintaining beautiful gardens. Carefully considered planting has the power to transform outdoor spaces, and they specialise in designing and producing sustainable gardens that are successful year after year. With over 30 years’ experience working with some of the UK’s leading garden designers, property developers and architects to design, create, install, and maintain some of London and the South’s finest gardens. Their maintenance department is growing, and they are now seeking a passionate and enthusiastic gardener to join their professional and skilled horticulturalist team.  

Job Brief

As a member of the Maintenance Team, candidates will be expected to be practical, adaptable, and skilled in the application of maintenance requirements and of planting and horticulture. There may be occasion when you will work within existing project teams, however a majority of the role will be with the aftercare team. When involved in project installation, this is a physically demanding job which includes carrying by hand, materials, plants and waste into and out of gardens, through the interior of the client’s house. Main duties will include general garden maintenance such as:

  • Lawn mowing
  • Hedge cutting
  • Pruning and weeding
  • Deadheading and specialist clipping
  • Pest and disease control

The gardens within the client’s portfolio do require expert care, therefore, a strong plant knowledge and proficiency in clipping with high attention to detail is a must.

Key Responsibilities

Our client is looking for a friendly, motivated, and reliable candidate to become part of the Maintenance department and contribute to the quality of the service they provide and professionally represent the company. Applicants should have comprehensive hands-on experience in garden care and maintenance and an ability to carry out the finer aspects of horticulture, such as species-specific pruning, as well as the more physically demanding tasks. The suitable candidate will have prior experience working within the soft landscaping environment.

  • Deliver first quality services on sites to their specification in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well in a team and be able to follow instructions.
  • Show a good understanding of all health and safety regulations, and always adhering to them.
  • Being able to confidently deal with horticultural maintenance matters on site.
  • Excellent communication skills to successfully engage with customers, clients, and team members.
Candidate Skills

The successful candidate will be a people person, well-mannered and presentable, a full and clean UK driving licence with a strong horticultural knowledge and plant base, horticultural qualification(s) would be an advantage but not essential. Must have the ability to work on their own initiative both in a team and alone with good time management skills. This is also a route for someone who is ambitious to join a progressive company and develop into a role with more responsibility.

The ideal candidate will hold:

  • A full UK manual driving licence (required).
  • Experience working within a similar environment
  • Experience using a range of machinery
  • Excellent plant knowledge

Working hours are Monday to Friday 8am-4pm, with 20 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays + Christmas shut down

If this Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.