Skilled Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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A wonderful opportunity has arisen for a talented and enthusiastic Skilled Gardener on a private garden in Bedale, Yorkshire. This incredible Grade II listed property stands beautifully within approximately 57 acres of its own parkland with landscaped gardens and grounds overlooking lakes and open fields.  The main 5-acre garden comprises of a kitchen garden within the walled garden, ha-ha’s, formal ponds, extensive laws, mixed borders, and a variety of trees.

The owners have been living at the property for the past 6 years and have been redeveloping the gardens. They have completed 3 phases however the gardens are constantly evolving, and the owners are looking for a gardener with the drive and enthusiasm to continue to enhance the garden as required. The successful candidate will be responsible for the routine maintenance and ongoing development of the garden on a full-time permanent basis. Over the winter period, the gardener would be expected to cut wood and work around the lakes.

Candidates will ideally hold a recognised academic horticultural qualification, good horticultural knowledge, and practical gardening experience. The owners are open to candidates with the right attitude, energy and enthusiasm looking to further develop their career and they would gladly support further trainings and courses to do so. Applicants should have good physical fitness, and willingness to take ownership of the garden and its continuing development and implementation.

The owners have three very friendly dogs; two Dachshund and a flat coat retriever and would like a gardener who would be flexible to look after the dogs when the owners travel. The gardener would be compensated for this separately at £25 / day.

Accommodation on site is a potential option in the future as the client is currently in the process of gaining planning permission.  Should accommodation be required by the candidate, the owners are open to discussion. A full driving licence and your own transport are essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a small friendly team on a large and historically significant private estate, in a beautiful part of the country, for friendly and generous owners.

SALARY: £25,000 – £30,000 DOE
LOCATION: Bedale, Yorkshire
JOB No:  EC27274

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