Sole Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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An excellent opportunity for an experienced Sole Gardener has arisen on a beautiful private estate in the New Forest. The position is full time and permanent and the Sole Gardener will work closely with an 8-time Chelsea Flower show gold medallist garden designer. This position will suit a qualified/skilled, physically fit, and enthusiastic gardener in search of a rewarding role in which to make their mark.

The estate covers about 14 acres, and the successful candidate will be responsible for about 6 acres of gardens surrounding the house. The gardens consist of extensive lawns, matured pleasure grounds, a walled kitchen garden (to be redeveloped) with wall fruit, span-roof greenhouse and potting shed. The remaining land is farmland and woodland. The Gardener will work closely with the renowned garden designer in implementing the design, redeveloping the garden as a whole including the kitchen garden and carrying out extensive planting.

Applicants will ideally hold a qualification in horticulture combined with previous professional experience as a Senior Gardener on a large private garden. In addition, you will need to have excellent horticultural knowledge in plant identification, pest and disease identification, pruning techniques and plant care. Other requirements are exceptional attention to detail, enthusiasm, self motivated, strong work ethic and willingness to be creative whilst working to consistently high standards in gardening practices and tidiness. Good communication skills are important as is the ability to be proactive, organised and plan and prioritise your workload. PA1/PA6 spray certificates and chainsaw certificates are desirable but not essential and the ability to operate a wide range of garden machinery is required for the role. A full UK driving licence is essential.

Offsite accommodation can be provided for the successful applicant should it be required. Details to be discussed.

SALARY:        £30,000 – 35,000 depending if accommodation is required         

LOCATION: New Forest, Hampshire

JOB No:          EC35083

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