Skilled Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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A new opportunity has arisen for a skilled Gardener to manage the garden of a beautiful 1500-acre estate close to Aberdeen, joining two groundsmen who carry out general maintenance tasks. The garden has 1.5 acres of productive walled garden, with 2 greenhouses, 2 polytunnels. Other areas include mixed shrub beds, roses and fruit trees and extensive woodland walk area with policies planted up with azaleas and magnolias.

Applications are sought from suitable qualified and experienced gardeners who have a relevant horticultural qualification and proven experience managing a large estate garden. Experience with propagating, planting, weeding and general plant care of flowers fruits and shrubs is essential. You will need to be able to prune fruit trees, roses and shrubs and have the ability to use garden machinery and power tools. The role includes maintenance of the policy areas also where required.

The gardens are open under the NGS therefore experience in working with the public and maintaining gardens open to the public would be an advantage. Also desirable are PA1/PA6 spray certificates and CS30/31 chainsaw certificates.

This vacancy comes with a small 3-bedroom cottage with its own garden.  Council tax is paid but utility bills are the Gardener’s responsibility.

ACCOMMODATION:  Small 3 bedroom accommodation provided

SALARY: Circa £28,000

LOCATION: Close to Aberdeen

JOB No: EC60421

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