Position Filled

Sole Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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Sole Gardener required

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, hardworking, and knowledgeable Sole Gardener on a beautiful small private estate in Hertfordshire. Implementing their strong plant knowledge, alongside good hands-on horticultural skills, the Sole Gardener will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of the gardens and grounds of approximately 10 acres in size.

The Sole Gardener will have a hands-on role in all areas of the gardens and grounds featuring lawns, formal beds, herbaceous borders, topiary, box hedging, a glasshouse, a pond area with planting and a large paddock.

Responsibilities of the Sole Gardener include mowing, hedge trimming, pruning, dead heading, weeding, leaf clearance, planting, pond management and the identification of pest and diseases in order to continue to maintain the property to a high horticultural standard. The successful candidate will also have the ability to operate and maintain a wide range of garden machinery associated with these tasks. A recognised horticultural qualification is advantageous, but not essential; however relevant experience, interest and passion for horticulture is a must.

In accompaniment to these responsibilities, the Sole Gardener will also be responsible for general repairs and maintenance across the estate, the monitoring of both the Septic and Oil tanks on site and subsequent management of external contractors when required.

Applicants for this position will be organised and self-motivated, with the ability to prioritise and plan their workload throughout the seasons, working with the owners and using their eye for detail to enable the very best results possible.

Being flexible where required, with a willingness to work in all conditions, the successful candidate will have an impact on the gardens, aiding in their future development with working hours of 08:00 -16:00 Monday to Friday.

SALARY:        £42,000

LOCATION: Hertfordshire

JOB No:          EC54844

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

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sole Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Sole Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.