Sole Gardener

From horticruitment

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A fine private house based in Marlborough, Wiltshire with gardens and grounds of approximately 1 acre, 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 with a creative flare. The position is open to candidates looking for full time employment.

The garden contains extensive lawn with mature and young trees throughout the grounds, as well as wildflower meadows. The garden is an important part of the estate, so the owners 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 creative role in the development of garden areas, so applicants with a keen eye for plant use and development are encouraged to apply. The owners are keen for the successful applicant to establish a vegetable garden on site, as well as bring new ideas to the table when it comes to creating new elements of the garden.

Applicants will have a good understanding of the seasons, excellent horticultural knowledge, and must be willing and able to carry out all aspects of gardening including pruning, plant propagation, planting, weeding as well as the lawncare, leaf collection and other horticultural duties as they arise. The suitable applicant will ideally possess a minimum of 3 years’ professional gardening experience as well as a horticultural qualification; however, this is not a requirement. Applicants must be fit and healthy and be self-motivated. Additional tickets such as PA1/PA6, and chainsaw certificate would be an advantage but are not essential for this role.

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 as well as bring new ideas to the table to further develop the gardens. 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 create and develop certain aspects of the garden, as well as occasionally manage external contractors.

SALARY:  Up to £35,000 DOE
LOCATION:  Marlborough, Wiltshire
JOB No:  EC43892

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