Skilled Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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Skilled Gardener required

An incredible opportunity has become available for a hands-on and driven skilled gardener to join a small team on a beautiful private garden designed by Tom Stuart Smith in Oxford. The welcoming family currently employ a talented Head Gardener, under whom the successful applicant will work on a full time and permanent basis.

The 25 – 30 acres garden is part of a shooting estate and consists of a walled garden, kitchen garden, rose garden, greenhouse for propagation work, extensive lawns both for ride on and fine mowing, topiary, hedges, herbaceous and mixed borders, shrubs and a variety of young and mature trees. 

The Skilled gardener will work closely with a knowledgeable and friendly Head Gardener to maintain the garden to a high horticultural standard. He / She will be responsible for the general maintenance such as the mowing, weeding, hedge cutting, strimming and topiary work as well as maintain the specialised areas such as the borders and the finer horticultural aspects of the garden.

The successful applicant will have good horticultural knowledge and technical skills. PA1 / PA6 and chainsaw certificates would be advantageous, however, the owners would be willing to support the training if required.  The gardener will be organised and enjoy working to a high standard. The ability to operate a range of garden machinery and good craft skills are essential for the role as well as a full UK driving licence.

The position would suit a gardener with a real passion for horticulture and has good attention to detail. He / She will be hands-on, physically fit and have the willingness to continue to grow as a horticulturalist.

Successful candidates will be required to complete a DBS check prior to employment.

SALARY:          Up to £28,000 depending on experience  

LOCATION:    Oxford

JOB No:           EC53695

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

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