Skilled Gardener

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Skilled Gardener required

Job Ref W888

Established in 2007, our client is a small family-run business with a long and successful history in private estates and historic garden maintenance. They hold a passion for plants and understands their aesthetic potential and as a company they love creating and maintaining beautiful gardens. Carefully considered planting has the power to transform outdoor spaces, and they specialise in designing and producing wonderful gardens that are successful year after year. As a team they are professional, agile, innovative, and deliver outstanding customer service which is reflected in their longstanding customers and partners. As the company expands, they are now seeking a passionate and enthusiastic gardener to join their professional and skilled horticulturalist team.  

Job Brief

Covering clients in Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey; large historic and newly established English gardens are their passion. As a member of the horticultural team, candidates will visit one client a day and be expected to be practical, adaptable, and skilled in the application of maintenance requirements and of planting and horticulture as the gardens within the client’s portfolio do require expert care. Duties will include all roles associated with garden creations and maintenance:

  • Planting
  • Pruning
  • Weeding
  • Ongoing plant care
  • Topiary
  • Irrigation
Key Responsibilities

Our client is looking for a friendly, motivated, and reliable candidate who can contribute to the quality of the service they provide and professionally represent the company. Applicants should ideally have comprehensive hands-on experience in garden care and maintenance and an ability to carry out the finer aspects of horticulture, such as species-specific pruning, as well as the more physically demanding tasks. However, the client is happy to also consider more junior candidates who are looking to kickstart their horticultural career.

  • Deliver first quality services on sites to their specification in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well in a team and be able to follow instructions.
  • Show a good understanding of all health and safety regulations, and always adhering to them.
  • Being able to confidently deal with horticultural matters on site.
  • Excellent communication skills to successfully engage with customers, clients, and team members.
Candidate Skills

The successful candidate will be a people person, well-mannered and presentable, a full and clean UK driving licence with good horticultural knowledge and plant base. Must have the ability to work on their own initiative both in a team and alone with good time management skills. This is also a route for someone who is ambitious to join a progressive company and develop into a role with the possibility for promotion with long term progress in the company.  

The ideal candidate will hold:

  • A full UK manual driving licence (required).
  • RHS Level 2 or NVQ equivalent in Horticulture
  • High attention to detail
  • An appreciation of garden design
  • Passionate about plants and horticulture

Working hours are Monday to Friday 7am-3pm during summer, and 7:30am-3:30pm during winter (not including travel time to site) with overtime sometimes available.

If this Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or sophie@horticruitment.com.  

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