From English Country Gardeners

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An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Undergardener to work alongside a Head Gardener on a stunning private property near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.  

The property encompasses a walled garden, formal lily pond garden, kitchen garden, herbaceous garden, an orchard, year-round poly tunnel vegetable production, swimming pool garden, seating areas and surrounding paddocks with specimen trees. The formal garden has recently been overhauled and replanted.  Candidates must be enthusiastic gardeners, honest, reliable and capable of delivering an extremely high standard of work.

The new Undergardener will work under the direction of the Head Gardener but must be able to work alone when required.  Duties will include weeding, digging, mowing and a wide range of other horticultural duties as directed by the Head Gardener.  This is a rare opportunity for an Under Gardener to improve on their existing skills and knowledge whilst working on an impressive private estate in a much sought-after location in the country.

Applicants should have good plant knowledge and be able to demonstrate an efficient and practical approach to their work.  Good physical fitness is required as the position will be physically demanding at times.  Spray certificates (PA1/PA6) would be an advantage, as would experience and competence with mowers, hedge cutters, strimmers and blowers.

The employers are keen for the applicant to improve their knowledge and skills and are happy to invest in training programmes where appropriate.

Applicants should primarily be passionate gardeners with a genuine interest in horticulture, with a desire to learn and improve on their existing gardening knowledge.  Applicants with experience of working on private estate gardens are encouraged to apply. Energy, and a sense of humour are important.

SALARY:  £20,000 – £24,000 DOE
LOCATION:  Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
JOB No:  EC28470

If this Undergardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Undergardener 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 Undergardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.