Senior Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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An excellent opportunity has become available for a Senior Gardener on a stunning estate located in West Oxfordshire.

The grade I listed property is positioned within a stunning 20-acre estate, of which the main garden and large walled kitchen garden cover approximately 6 acres. The rest of the estate is comprised of woodland and expansive grass areas. The garden surrounding the house consists of herbaceous borders, shrub borders, orchard, distinctive planting surrounding the swimming pool, lawns, a variety of young and mature trees, two large greenhouses which are used for growing purposes. In addition to the main estate there is also a hotel in close proximity which the gardening team maintain on a rotational basis, which entails predominately pot and border maintenance.

The current Head Gardener is in the process of rejuvenating the garden and bring it back up to a high standard. The ideal candidate will have clear enthusiasm for maintaining and enhancing the garden and is someone who takes pride in their work. He / She will report to the Head Gardener and assist with the onward development of the garden and further maintain the garden to a high standard. He / She should be organised, able to plan and prioritise workload and is prepared to work outside in all weathers.  Time keeping is essential for this role to ensure the harmonious and smooth running of the estate. The key focus for this position will be assisting within the kitchen garden, alongside finer horticultural tasks throughout the estate such as herbaceous border and rose garden maintenance.

The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of plants in general; shrubs and herbaceous plants and vegetable growing. They will be fully conversant with planting methods, soil properties, pest control, pruning and cultivation. The kitchen garden and majority of the garden is maintained organically, with occasional spraying of various paths throughout the estate. Applicants will need to have a good work ethic, having the willingness to complete a variety of tasks, while having a strong eye for detail in order to bring the very best of out the gardens.

SALARY:        Up to £32,000 Dependant On Experience

LOCATION:   West Oxfordshire                                  

JOB No:          EC58867

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

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