Part Time Experienced Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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Part Time Experienced Gardener required

The owners of a beautiful Grade II listed country Manor House near Kettering are looking for a Sole Gardener to manage and maintain their gardens.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a horticulturalist with drive and creative input to work closely with the owners to enhance a beautiful garden. The position is 4 days per week.

The property is set within 12 acres. The gardens surrounding the house are formal and encompass expansive lawns with a variety of mature specimen trees, yew and box hedges, pleached hornbeams, a carp pond with water features and a small lake, a kitchen garden with a small orchard of 12 fruit trees, glasshouses, mixed beds and borders and trailing / climbing roses. On the outer perimeters of the property are fields and paddocks.  

Applicants will have hands-on experience in horticulturally diverse gardens, good physical fitness, and a real passion gardening. A recognised horticultural qualification would be desirable, though not essential if evidence of adequate experience can be provided. Candidates should be confident with their plant knowledge and be self-motivated, enjoy working to a high standard and have a keen eye for detail.

The appointed candidate will be required to work unsupervised but will maintain a quality collaborative approach with the owners. Additional duties will include overseeing the grounds such as basic maintenance e.g. fixing fences and informing the owners when contractors are required e.g. tree surgeon. Due to the location of the property, it is essential that applicants hold a UK driving licence.

SALARY:  up to £28,000 for 4 days per week
LOCATION:  Northamptonshire
JOB No:  EC63169

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

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Experienced 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 Experienced Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.