Senior Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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A Senior gardener is sought to play a key role working alongside the Head Gardener on a stunning and historic 200-acre private estate in Ascot, Berkshire.

This position would suit a proactive, committed, and hands-on gardener who has demonstrable experience of working within a private estate or prestigious public garden. A key element to this role will be to support the Head Gardner with the day-to-day management of staff and the coordination of special projects and garden administration. This is a rare opportunity for a talented and passionate gardener to further enhance their horticultural knowledge and gain valuable experience in managing a large garden team.

The successful candidate will work alongside a team of 13 reporting int the Head Gardener and will be involved in the following areas;

  • Plant procurement and garden administration
  • Maintaining herbaceous and mixed borders throughout the Estate  
  • Cut-flower production  
  • Seasonal bulb and pot planting  
  • Assisting with a new Alitex display greenhouse
  • Cut flower borders
  • Herbaceous borders
  • The Potager
  • Autumn bulb planting
  • Half-hardy and hardy annuals
  • Dead heading and pruning
  • Rose garden pruning

This role would require the candidate to have at least three years’ experience working in a similar environment. Greenhouse, Vegetable and Herbaceous knowledge is an advantage, ongoing training and guidance would be provided. Horticultural qualifications or equivalent experience is required as well as basic IT skills – MS Office.

This is a rare opportunity for a talented and passionate gardener to take a significant step in their career and to utilise their varied skillset.

SALARY:  up to £36,000 depending on experience


JOB No:  EC63149

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