Sole Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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An established and passionate Sole Gardener is sought on a full-time, permanent basis to maintain and continue to enhance a beautiful private estate in Buckinghamshire.

The traditional English estate comprises of 5-acres of formal gardens which are made up of multiple areas with mixed beds and borders, extensive formal lawns encompassed by tropical plants, an orchard featuring fruit trees, a kitchen garden, mature and young trees and formal hedges. The garden is part of a 50-acre estate which surrounds the 19th century, grade Ⅱ listed property and is conveniently located within walking distance of the local train station to provide travel to London within the hour.

Within the grounds are numerous moats and a lake, where the occasional clearing of debris will be required. The client currently uses a local farmer for any sizeable works such as large trees and extensive mowing of lawns however, the successful candidate will need to be comfortable with working at heights and in the management of any external contractors.  

Applicants must be experienced and knowledgeable gardeners, ideally with a recognised horticultural qualification and previous experience working in a similar role as Sole / Experienced Gardener on a private estate. A good knowledge of plants and a broad range of technical skills will be required as well as a desire and ability to work to a high standard. Flexibility is important as driving duties will be required and as such, a full UK driving license is essential with a trailer license being desirable.

It is important that applicants are enthusiastic and self-motivated and able to work on their own initiative. Applicants should have a range of practical skills and have the ability to use and maintain a range of garden machinery. Spraying certification and chainsaw licenses are essential for this position, with any additional tickets for larger machinery, such as tractors, being advantageous.

If required, accommodation may be available for the successful applicant as part of a package. It is a one-bedroom flat that would ideally suit someone single or a couple with the rent and rates to be discussed with the client as part of the overall salary package.

For this position, the successful candidate will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement at the client’s request.  

SALARY:        £28,000
LOCATION: Buckinghamshire
JOB No:          EC44342

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