Skilled Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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A great opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener on a stunning Edwardian estate near Chepstow, Wales.  The gardens and grounds have recently undergone significant renovation and redesign by Arne Maynard. As a Skilled Gardener you will work with the team on the continued development and maintenance of the gardens which are maintained consistently to a high standard.

The two-acre formal garden incorporates the original structure of the Edwardian Garden as created at the beginning of the 1900’s, whilst bringing back the rich planting palette that has been lost over time, as well as hard landscaping materials appropriate to the period. 

The formal gardens incorporate many outstanding features including a large terrace with clipped enkianthus in pots with borders planted with irises. There is a large pergola garden supporting wisteria and roses together with a separate rose garden surrounding a formal pond planted with water lilies. Large copper beech topiary is set alongside the roses and provides structure and scale, with cloud topiary providing variation of form and a contemporary edge. 

A formal bowling lawn is enveloped by an original yew hedge, framing various sculptures, with large yew topiary, two water features and deep herbaceous and shrub borders to provide colour against the deep green background.  An informal meadow of long grass planted with a collection of cherry trees and spring bulbs provide a natural feel and a soft backdrop to the formal portions of the garden.  A rock garden surrounds a large water garden, itself providing a diverse and stimulating focal point when viewed from the sunny south-facing aspect of the main house.  Numerous existing trees at various stages of maturity have been retained, which play a significant role in maintaining the historic and established feel of the property. 

Applicants for this position will possess previous professional experience in hands-on gardening.  Suitable candidates will preferably hold a suitable horticultural qualification and have extensive knowledge of plants combined with good all-round practical skills in craft gardening.  Applicants must be physically fit and must be competent in the operation and basic maintenance of a full range of garden machinery.

The successful applicant will work under the guidance and supervision of the Head Gardener and within a team of three but must also be able to work efficiently on their own as required.

SALARY:  Up to £32,000 DOE
LOCATION:  Chepstow, Wales
JOB No:  EC48504

If this Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Bevan Andrews on 01233 733510 or

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