Skilled Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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A rare opportunity has arisen on a stunning private estate located close to Littlehampton, West Sussex, for a Skilled Gardener to join the team.  This position would suit a presentable and time-served experience gardener with demonstrable experience of working on private estate gardens.

The property spans 50-acres in total, of which 15-acres is managed as a formal garden.  Large expanses of lawn are interspersed with mature trees, areas of ornamental shrubs, potted plants/trees, herbaceous borders and sculptures.  A separate cottage is also located within the estate, with its own garden areas.  The majestic main house provides a focus for the estate, which benefits from views across the garden and to the paddocks beyond. 

Applicants should ideally hold a horticultural qualification at level 2 or above and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a similar environment. He / She will have comprehensive plant knowledge including herbaceous borders, pruning, rose care, fruit and vegetable propagation and fine lawn care. Applicants should have a demonstrable background in horticulture and possess a good level of competency in the operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery, spray certificates (PA1/PA6) are desirable but not essential. Candidates must be presentable, positive in their approach to the job at hand, physically fit, be able to manage your time efficiently, and be able to apply excellent attention to detail at all times.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, skilled gardener to work on a beautiful private estate in a sought-after part of the country, on a permanent full-time basis. Seasonal variation in work hours may apply during periods of very hot or cold weather, for example, as expected.

This is a truly exciting opportunity for an experience and enthusiastic gardener to be part of a friendly team and be responsible for maintaining a stunning private garden to a high standard.  Candidates must hold a full driving licence and will be subject to a CRB check by the client.

SALARY:  Circa £24,000-£26,000 per annum depending on experience
LOCATION:  Littlehampton, West Sussex
JOB No: EC43956

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

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