Sole Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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An enthusiastic and hands-on Sole Gardener is required on a full time and permanent basis to maintain and develop the gardens of a beautiful private Estate situated near Weybridge, Surrey. The property is set within approximately 4 acres and includes various formal lawns, mixed herbaceous planting, formally clipped yew and Buxus, wildflower area, pleached hedging, small vegetable garden, greenhouse, several espalier trained fruit trees and wall trained roses.

The gardens also contain a swimming pool and tennis court which are generally maintained by contractors. This is a sole gardener position; however, the successful candidate will be required to manage additional contractors when required. Although this garden is established there is plenty of opportunity for the new sole gardener to make an impression as the owners are open to new ideas with regards to its development.

The Sole Gardener will have a hands-on role in the daily care and continuous development of the garden. They will be confident planning and executing the seasonal maintenance of the gardens. The ideal candidate will have an academic horticultural qualification and at least 5 years’ experience working on a private estate. He / She will be able to identify a wide range of plants, pests and diseases, soil conditions, together with knowledge of their requirements to thrive. Ideally candidates will have experience maintaining herbaceous borders, topiary, and wildflower meadows. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, physically fit, and confident working autonomously.

This is an excellent opportunity and would suit someone with a vision for maintaining and enhancing the garden as required. There is a wide range of garden machinery available for use and the gardener will have the ability to operate and carry out basic maintenance of the garden machinery. Generally, the gardens are maintained without the need for pesticides however, PA1 & PA6 qualifications would be useful for the control of weeds on the hard surfaces.

SALARY:        Up to £30,000 DOE
LOCATION: Weybridge, Surrey
JOB No:          EC55324

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