Senior Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Gardener with the enthusiasm for maintaining a beautiful private estate in the grounds of an impressive 16th century Grade I listed property to a high standard, based near the market town of Tavistock. The position is full time, permanent and would suit a friendly and knowledgeable all rounded gardener with experience at senior level.

The beautiful 550-acre estate includes organic grassland, walled gardens, lush pasture, heath land designated as a site of special scientific interest, lakes and banks of woodland to the river Tavy in the valley below. The 12 acre (and growing) formal garden surrounding the main house comprising wildflower meadows, azaleas, rhododendrons, a rose garden full of climbers, floribundas, Hybrid Tea and shrub with scented varieties, an orchard and a variety of mature trees.

The Senior Gardener will have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills with a friendly disposition. They will have excellent horticultural knowledge, high working standards and be able to work using their own initiative both as part of a team and individually. The successful applicant will join a small team overseeing one other team member and a part time gardener. They will be responsible for planning and prioritising the garden work schedule and ensure that they are compliant with Health and safety at all times.

Candidates will ideally hold a horticultural qualification and/or experience working in a diverse estate garden. Spray certificates PA1/PA6 and chainsaw would be desirable but not essential as training can be given. A driving licence is required due to the rural location of the property.

The accommodation provided is a semi-detached farmhouse with two bedrooms. Partners and children are welcome however, no pets. The rent and bills such as council tax, water, electricity and internet are paid by the employer.

SALARY: Circa £30,000 DOE
LOCATION: Tavistock, Devon
JOB No: EC51878

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

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