Skilled Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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A rare and exciting full-time opportunity has arisen for a passionate and self-motivated Skilled Gardener to join a small team on a beautiful Hotel in Florence, Italy.

This lovely quaint hotel has approximately 3,000m2 gardens for the guests to enjoy and stroll amongst flowers, through the secret passages and hidden corners, with incredible views of Florence from the hill. The gardens are modelled on an English Country Garden and consist of mixed and herbaceous beds and borders including an intensely planted 20-meter border.   The hotel also an organic vegetable garden that provides fresh fruits and vegetables for breakfast and snacks for by the pool.

The pool area is currently being developed with a planting scheme to create a spectacular setting with the aim to be ready by Easter. The owner of the hotel is looking for an ambitious and driven skilled gardener to continue to grow as a horticulturalist on this beautiful garden.

The ideal candidate will have good all-rounded horticultural knowledge either from years of experience or, shorter experience with relevant qualifications. They will have a ‘can do attitude’ and be friendly and clear in communication when dealing with others. It is not essential that applicants speak Italian however, it would be advantageous to help with settling in Florence.

The role will entail general maintenance of the garden to a high horticultural standard such as the border maintenance, pruning, weeding, kitchen gardening, mowing, strimming, and hedge cutting as well as continuing to enhance and develop the gardens by carrying out planting improvements. Experience with operate and maintain a range of garden machinery as well as using a chainsaw would be advantageous.

The position comes with onsite accommodation, a studio apartment with electricity and heating paid which is suitable for single occupancy. The client is also open to a gardener / housekeeper couple where the housekeeper will work in the hotel on a full-time basis. 

SALARY:  Salary £25,000 – to be paid in Euro’s
LOCATION:  Tuscany, Italy
JOB No:  EC52057

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

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