Position Filled

Experienced Gardener – Live Out – EC5921 – this position has now been filled

From English Country Gardeners

Experienced Gardener required

A rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced and qualified gardener to play a key role in a beautiful private garden, designed by Arne Maynard.  The renowned garden designer continues to work with the property owners with a view to creating a stunning and unique garden.  This opportunity would suit a keen hands-on horticulturist with demonstrable experience in a similar role in a private estate garden.

The property encompasses 40-acres in total, with formal garden areas comprising a large orchard, kitchen garden, yew topiary, parterres, pleached beech trees, a large pond with water features, expansive lawns, mature trees and mixed/herbaceous borders throughout. 

The successful applicant will join an existing small garden team and will be jointly responsible for maintaining the formal garden areas whilst ensuring implementation of new designs, alongside the garden team, to a high standard.  The opportunity to assist with maintenance of the wider estate exists where necessary, which provides variation to the work and the opportunity to learn new skills.

Applicants should possess an academic horticultural qualification; ideally at RHS level 2 or above, spray certificates (PA1/PA6) and/or extensive hands-on experience in large private gardens.  The ideal candidate will have good technical gardening knowledge including species-specific pruning techniques, knowledge of seasonal garden management considerations, good plant identification skills, competence with a range of garden tools and machinery, and good physical fitness.

The successful candidate will have a keen eye for detail, will work to a consistently high standard and will be self-motivated whilst being able to adopt a flexible approach to their work. The ability to undertake basic machinery maintenance would be beneficial but is not essential. 

A full UK driving licence and your own transport are required in order to commute to and from work as the property is located rurally.  A positive attitude and good sense of humour are essential, as the wellbeing of the team and general atmosphere on the estate are important to owners and existing employees. 

SALARY:        £25,000 (Live out)
LOCATION:   Romsey, Hampshire
JOB No:         EC5921

 If this Experienced Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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