From English Country Gardeners

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An excellent opportunity has arisen for a passionate and enthusiastic gardener to join a friendly gardening team on a prestigious Tom Stuart Smith garden in Oxfordshire. 

The historic 74-acre property contains incredibly beautiful gardens and boasts an arboretum and surrounding parkland with two large lakes, a lake garden, sunken garden, a two-acre walled garden, extensive herbaceous borders as well as a two-acre woodland garden; a classic Tom Stuart Smith design containing 23000 perennials, 40000 bulbs and a variety of species (rodgersia, selinum, iris, eupatorium, thalictrum, epimedium, ferns, euphorbia, grasses, gallium, aster and many others). 

The gardens are managed by a team of six gardeners, under the management of the Head Gardener.  The teamwork across all areas of the garden maintaining it to the highest standard. As such, applicants should be able to demonstrate impeccable attention to detail and a genuine passion for horticulture. It is an exciting opportunity for a gardener looking for the next step in their career, looking to grow as a gardener and further develop their experience. The role will require a good plants person to ensure plant maintenance and health via feeding, weeding, mulching and general upkeep to the highest standard.

This is a hands-on role, so you must be physically fit and able to work for long periods on your own when required, and be able to prioritise your workload.  In return for your commitment and dedication, a generous salary is offered as well as a pension scheme and discretionary bonus.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a hard-working and enthusiastic gardener to be part of a close-knit team on a very prestigious estate on a permanent full-time basis.

Summer hours of work are 08:00 – 17:00 Monday to Thursday, and 08:00 – 16:00 on Friday between March and November.  Winter hours are 08:00 – 16:00 between November and March. 

SALARY:  up to £26,000 DOE
LOCATION:  North Oxfordshire
JOB No:  EC38328

If this Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or

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