Head Gardener – Live In – EC6371

From English Country Gardeners

Please note:  Applicants for this role are required to already hold a Green Card or the ability to work in the USA legally (citizenship etc.).

A very unique and attractive opportunity has arisen for a talented Head Gardener to take ownership of a beautiful private estate in The Hamptons, New York.  The Hamptons are a string of stunning seaside communities on the eastern Long Island’s South Fork, inhabited by affluent New York City residents.

The young and welcoming family spend the working week in the city and return to the property most weekends.  Due to the relocation of the current Head Gardener to another part of the country, a new full-time Head Gardener is required on a permanent, full-time basis.

The relatively young gardens have been designed by the reputable and award-winning designer Arne Maynard, and consist of two acres of mature trees, herbaceous borders, climbing roses, drifts of flowering shrubs as well as impressive herb and vegetable gardens.  As a very recent addition, the neighbouring property is now under the ownership of the client, so a new garden project will be underway in the near future.  The new property will require the successful applicant to manage an assistant gardener when the time comes, i.e. following implementation of the new design, as well as the combined gardens as a whole.  Accommodation for the Head Gardener will be located on the new site, the final details of which are yet to be confirmed.

The position requires a highly organised individual with a good eye for detail and experience of managing high-end private estate gardens.  The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the garden in conjunction with the property owner and the garden designer on a permanent basis.

Applications are encouraged from Head Gardeners with excellent plant care knowledge, including that of pest and disease management / Integrated Pest Management.  IPM is a significant part of horticulture and arboriculture in the USA and as such, applicants must have a good working knowledge of this aspect of garden management.  Typical Head Gardener duties will apply, i.e. management of contractors and grounds crews where applicable, seasonal garden planning, equipment operation/maintenance and hands-on gardening to a high standard.

Candidates will ideally hold an academic horticultural qualification at degree level or equivalent, at least eight years’ practical experience in private estate gardens, excellent horticultural knowledge, a chemical applicator’s licence (or the ability to obtain one in the first 90 days of employment), with a clean and valid New York driver’s licence and the legal ability to work in the United States being desirable.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate to work for a young and friendly family in a beautiful part of the world, to earn a very generous salary and to live in an extremely sought-after location on a permanent basis.

SALARY:       Circa £50,000  (Live in)
LOCATION:  The Hamptons, New York 
JOB No:         EC6371

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

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