Gardener – Live Out – EC7184

From English Country Gardeners

A truly exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and driven gardener to be part of a friendly team on a private family estate, located on the East Sussex coast near Hastings.

The estate is a picturesque mansion, a splendid example of Victorian neo-gothic and sits among 90 acres of pleasure gardens, pastures and woodland. The garden is around 15 acres in size, organic and soil association certified.

The newly appointed gardener will join a team of gardeners, reporting into the head gardener and will be responsible for the maintenance and on-going development of the walled garden. The 1.5 acre Victorian walled garden that has been recently been modernised and contains perennial beds, a kitchen garden with a variety of staple fruit and vegetables to supply the house, greenhouse an orchard filled with apple trees, quinces, pears, soft fruit and a fruit cage to be developed to look more decorative.

Daily tasks will vary but will involve a hands-on approach. He / She will have the drive and passion to maintain the walled garden at the existing high standards and enhance as and when required. The successful candidate will be required to carry out sowing and communicate with the house on the fruit and vegetable required throughout various times of year and for upcoming events.

A minimum of a level 2 horticultural qualification is required, with experience and a confident approach to growing produce.  He/ She will also need to be an organised and proactive person with good record keeping abilities. In addition, the estate gardening team participate in a local in bloom a community horticultural group devoted to enhancing the local village environment and support for this programme will be required (during the working day), from time to time as well as mentoring trainees as necessary. The property itself play host to numerous events throughout the year and the gardener will be expected to get involved. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a gardener with a real passion and drive for horticulture and a keen interest in kitchen gardening, to work within a close-knit team on this prestigious and historic estate. The Head Gardener encourages career growth and development and would be happy to support trainings, development programmes, should the budget allow for that year. The owners also keep bees on the estate therefore if there was an interest or you have experience in beekeeping, there is an opportunity there to get involved.

SALARY:      £20,000 – £25,000 dependent on experience
LOCATION: Near Hastings, East Sussex
JOB No:        EC7184

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

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