Sole Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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A fine private house near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with gardens and grounds of approximately 4 acres, is seeking a sole gardener to take ownership and manage the gardens. Applicants for this role should have hands-on experience of working in large private gardens and are knowledgeable and passionate all rounded gardeners. The position is open to candidates looking for full time or part time employment.

The formal garden contains mixed beds and borders, extensive lawn with mature and young trees throughout the grounds, a naturalistic lake, raised beds for a vegetable garden and orchard. The owners reside in London but visit their home in Gloucestershire often. The garden is an important part of the estate and is where they hold family gatherings so are looking for an experienced gardener to work with them to continue to drive their garden forward and maintain it to a high horticultural standard.   The opportunity exists to play a role in the occasional re-development of garden areas, so applicants with a keen eye for plant use and development are encouraged to apply.

Applicants will have a good understanding of the seasons, excellent horticultural knowledge, and must be willing and able to carry out all aspects of estate gardening including pruning (some from ladders), plant propagation, planting, weeding as well as the lawncare, leaf collection and occasional other basic estate handyman duties as they arise. The suitable applicant will ideally possess spray certificates (PA1/PA6), a full UK driving licence, be fit and healthy, and be self-motivated. A chainsaw certificate would be an advantage or the willingness to acquire the necessary ticket as the client would be happy to support the training.

This is an exciting opportunity for a gardener with excellent practical skills in all aspects of craft gardening and is able to maintain the garden and grounds to a high standard. A gardener who is able to use their initiative and has the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to work closely with the owners in helping to develop certain aspects of the garden.

SALARY:  £30,000 – £35,000 DOE
LOCATION:  Near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
JOB No:  EC35798

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