Position Filled

Sole Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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A wonderful opportunity has arisen for an experienced Sole Gardener to take up a key role in managing and maintaining the gardens of a beautifully presented Georgian house in Brimpton, Berkshire.

This stunning property is set in 95 acres comprising of an organic farm, parkland, 2 acres of formal gardens, pasture and woodland with truffle. There is a beautiful decorative walled garden with herbaceous beds, a dipping pond, a large Alitex greenhouse, a lovely summerhouse overlooking a water feature and a pristine croquet lawn. There is a large kitchen garden, orchard and the heated swimming pool is surrounded by York Stone terrace. Directly in front of the house there is a ha-ha, a wild meadow and tennis court. There are two large ponds framed by mature trees attracting a variety of wildlife. The extensive woodland has bluebells and is a haven for wildlife.

The property owners are friendly, amenable, and passionate about their garden. They are new in the property and are looking for an experienced gardener with a positive attitude and a proactive approach to join them from the beginning of this journey. The kitchen garden will be a large part of the role to initially provide the house with fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs however, it has the potential to be more in the future. Other duties include but are not limited to maintaining the formal gardens to a high horticultural standard, specialist pruning and border maintenance, planting, weeding, keeping the tennis court clear of leaves and occasionally assisting with the swimming pool maintenance. The owners are happy to bring in a contractor to help during the busy season e.g. to cut lawns.

The successful candidate will be a well-rounded and experienced private estates gardener with an academic horticultural qualification and/or extensive experience.  Enthusiasm, energy and physical fitness is paramount, as is your understanding of seasonal horticultural practices and plant identification.  As this is a Sole Gardener role, you must also be willing and able to undertake typical garden-based handyman duties and occasional caretaking.  Applicants must be trustworthy and positive with a proven track record in a similar role.  The successful candidate will have a driving licence due to the location of the property and would be requested to provide a DBS check. 

Accommodation is provided with the role rent free and council tax and utility bills are paid by the employer. The accommodation provided will be depending on the applicants’ circumstances. Partners and children are welcome as are pets within reason.

SALARY (Live in):  £30,000 – £35,000 depending on experience
LOCATION:  Brimpton, Berkshire
JOB No:  EC49782

If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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