Head Gardener – Live Out – EC7357

From English Country Gardeners

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a head gardener to develop the gardens surrounding a stunning converted Barn in Bolton.

The converted barn is surrounded by 16 acres of land consisting of 6 acres of formal gardens, mature trees, a small paddock, stables, an outdoor swimming pool and a summer house. The formal gardens contain extensive yew hedging, a walled garden, formal lawns, wildflower meadows, kitchen garden and mixed and herbaceous borders.

The Head Gardener will work closely with the architect engaged on site and landscaping firm to prepare the development plan to be implemented. The owners of the property are very passionate about their garden and have a keen interest in horticulture. The garden will host a wealth of plants and shrubs and the owners are looking for someone to really take ownership of the gardens and work closely with the architects and landscapers to achieve the vision. The owners are looking to invest significantly in their garden and following the implementation, the head gardener will lead a 5-year development plan.

Initially the Head Gardener will be a sole position with the view to building a team as the grounds are developed. The successful candidate will have excellent horticultural and plant knowledge as well as plant husbandry skills. A knowledge of pest and disease control is important for this role and as such, the successful candidate should hold a PA1/PA6 spray certificate and/or experience with organic control methods.

Applicants will ideally possess a level 3 horticultural qualification plus at least 5 years garden development experience on a private estate. He / She will have good communications skills and the ability to work alongside other staff and oversee contractors. A driving licence and the ability to operate (as well as basic maintenance of) a range of garden machinery would be an advantage.

The position would suit a Head Gardener with experience in developing and managing gardens looking for an exciting long-term opportunity.

SALARY:        £30,000 – £35,000 DOE
LOCATION:   Bolton, Great Manchester
JOB No:         EC7357

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

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