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Part Time Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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Part Time Gardener required

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic and committed gardener to work as assistant to the incumbent Gardener on a part-time basis, with a view to grow into the lead role. The estate totals 25-acres and is based near Fareham in Hampshire, initially the candidate will be working three days per week which are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The formal gardens which surround the main house consist of mixed herbaceous planting, roses, wall trained shrubs and climbers, mixed herbaceous and shrub borders, fruit trees, deciduous and coniferous mixed trees, clipped box hedging, various hedges, a lavender bed and recently planted specimen and coniferous trees. Extending into the wider estate, there is a lake of approximately 1-acre, extensive paddocks and fields, a vegetable patch consisting of three raised beds, approximately 2-acres of woodland, a small greenhouse and 8-acres of which are under vine. Alongside the incumbent gardener, the new part-time gardener will be expected to take pride in their work and maintain the gardens to a high standard.

Applicants will need to have proven gardening experience with a relevant horticultural qualification being beneficial. The successful candidate will possess a comprehensive knowledge of plants and the ability to maintain, improve and enhance a country house garden. In addition, they will be required to manage both the woodland area and the vegetable patch, with appropriate knowledge of pests and diseases. Tasks for this role include but are not limited to weeding, deadheading, trimming and provision of cut flowers for the house, care and management of herbaceous plants, shrubs, lawns, hedges, upholding health and safety regulations and recommendation of new garden projects.   

Previous experience and competency with a wide range of gardening machinery is a requirement for this position, with chainsaw and other certification being advantageous. A full, UK driving licence is essential for this role and proof of any machinery tickets held will need to be provided. Applicants will need to be self-motivated, organised and able to plan and prioritise their workload. The individual needs to be a ‘team player’, working as part of a small team as well as individually.  

SALARY:        £175 per day
LOCATION: Near Fareham, Hampshire
JOB No:          EC49684

If this Part Time Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Niall Anderson on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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