Sole Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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A fantastic position for Sole Gardener has become available to carry out maintenance and development of a beautiful 3-acre garden at the heart of a 30-acre estate including paddocks and 15-acre woodland. The position is full time, permanent and is based near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

The 3-acre garden contains varying features including a pond, lawns, mixed beds and borders, and the sole gardener will have the exciting opportunity to further progress and enhance parts of the garden. The 1 acre walled garden has been converted from having a tennis court to include various beds and space to create a productive kitchen garden which will be maintained using a no dig method. The garden is currently being maintained to a good standard and is tidy and well looked after.

The role would suit someone hands on and physically fit who is able to work alone and has the experience to maintain the garden to a high standard. Although a sole position focusing on the garden, applicants should be a good team player and enjoy working and being part of a wider team on the estate.

Ideally candidates will have a horticultural qualification or equivalent and proven practical experience managing the routine maintenance and development of the garden. The ability to operate and maintain a wide range of garden machinery is essential and tickets such as spraying, strimming, chainsaw and tractor-driving certification would be advantageous. The new gardener should be willing and confident to assist with general estate duties including strimming paths in the paddocks.

The estate owners take pride in their estate and look forward to building a friendly working relationship with the new gardener to further develop their garden. The Sole Gardener may potentially have an assistant join them from the Agricultural College.

A full driving licence is required as the successful applicant will be insured on the vehicles onsite. A DBS will also be required

LOCATION: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
SALARY: £30,000 – £35,000 DOE
JOB No: EC63399

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