Senior Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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A wonderful opportunity has arisen for a skilled estate gardener to maintain a beautiful private garden near Carlisle, Cumbria.  The position would suit an experienced and well-rounded horticulturist with good physical fitness and a willingness to undertake some general estate duties in addition to overall management of the garden.

The 10 acres estate surrounds the property and to the back of the house is the formal garden which leads to the orchard. The gardens comprise of formal lawns and hedges, mainly beech and holly hedges, mixed beds and borders, wildflower meadows, mature trees, rhododendrons, a newly established kitchen garden and a 5x4m glasshouse. Also included is a two-acre paddock for the donkeys.

The estate owners are passionate about their garden and are engaging with the gardening team. They are looking for a horticulturalist to manage the garden to a high standard and are open to ideas and suggestions to enhance the garden. The gardeners maintain the gardens as organically as possible with minimal use of sprays. Working alongside the Senior gardener is a Groundsperson / Handyperson and a Gardener who will be reducing their hours to 2 days / week.

Applicants should have extensive hands-on experience working on a private estate and should be flexible and adaptable in their approach to the requirements in the garden.  A full UK driving licence and own transport is necessary as the estate is in a rural location.

A large spacious one-bedroom lodge at the end of the drive can be provided if required by the applicant. The property has recently been refurbished and would suit someone single or a couple. Pets are welcome. The salary offered is competitive and will be dependent on whether accommodation is required.

SALARY:  £30,000 – £35,000 depending on if accommodation is required
LOCATION:  near Carlisle, Cumbria
JOB No:  EC62692

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

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