Head Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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An exciting new vacancy has become available for a Head Gardener to lead a small team of gardeners in the ongoing care of a beautiful, mature 12-acre garden in North Wiltshire. Both the property and gardens are well-renowned. This position would suit a qualified and knowledgeable Head Gardener with excellent attention to detail and experience of supervising under gardeners.

The gardens are well established and varied. The main body of the garden consists of terraced lawns and mature trees with the local river running through the garden itself. Formal areas include a large parterre, clipped hedges dividing the garden into separate areas, established planted borders, a grotto planted with ferns and a walled garden (2.5 acres). The property has a large walled garden which is currently used to supply the house with good quality produce. The Walled Garden comprises of vegetable and cut flower gardens to supply the house, as well as a large green house and cold frames, fruit trees and soft fruits.

The new Head Gardener will liaise directly with property owner, organising the work schedules for the garden, leading four existing members of the gardening team. Additional estate and household staff work and live on site. Ensuring that the gardens are managed and presented to an extremely high standard. The successful applicant will need to be committed, motivated, have an eye for detail and a desire to achieve high standards.  Applicants must possess good supervisory and communication skills as well as a positive attitude.  The owners are very much looking for hands-on candidates who are happy to lead by example and support existing staff.

Applicants will ideally hold recognised horticulture qualification, with chainsaw and PA1/PA6 chemical spray certificates being desirable.  Candidates must have a good level of plant knowledge and be familiar with the operation and maintenance of a range of garden machinery. A driving licence is required.

Accommodation is provided with this role and consists of a 3-bedroom house, pets and children would be welcome. The owner of the property will be willing to pay for the council tax and the utility bills will be paid by the occupant.

LOCATION: North Wiltshire
SALARY: £35,000 – £38,000 DOE
JOB No: EC49172

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Matthew Parker on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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