Sole Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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An exciting opportunity has become available for an all-rounded hands-on Sole Gardener / Handyperson on a beautiful private property located in East Grinstead near Wakehurst Place, West Sussex. The position is full time, permanent and will be based at the property in West Sussex with one day per week maintaining the terrace garden of the owners London property.

The estate covers 120 acres of mainly fields, woodland and wildflower meadows. There is just under an acre of gardens surrounding the main house which consists of some lawns, a large terrace with formal planting and a swimming pool with surrounding shrubs, beds and borders.

The family has a strong ecological approach and is looking for a Sole Gardener who is passionate about gardening and maintain their work to a high standard. Day to day management of the garden will include planting, pruning, weeding, identifying pest and diseases and assisting on the wider estate. Additional duties include but are not limited to handyperson tasks e.g. cleaning gutters, power washing the paved areas and terraces and assisting with the maintenance of the pool

The Sole Gardener should have excellent plant and tree knowledge and will be able to identify when external contractors are required. They must be confident managing contractors and liaising with farmers on the surrounding land.

This is an excellent opportunity for a physically fit gardener with exceptional practical skills to maintain the garden in West Sussex and the terrace garden in London to a high standard. The successful candidate will be organised, able to use their initiative and have a flexible approach. A horticultural qualification would be preferred but not essential. It is required that the Sole Gardener has the knowledge and experience in the use and basic maintenance of the garden machinery. A full driving licence is essential.

There is a live in option available for the right candidate. The accommodation would be best suited to an individual or a couple with no dependants. The cost of travel by train to London to maintain the London terrace will be paid by the employer. A DBS and references will be requested at offer stage.

LOCATION: East Grinstead near Wakehurst Place, West Sussex

SALARY: £28,000 – 30,000 depending on if accommodation is required

JOB No: EC48097

If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or

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