Skilled Gardener – Live Out – EC7583

From English Country Gardeners

A driven all rounded skilled gardener is sought after for a stunning 40-acre private garden in West Dorset.

The gardens of this beautiful Grade I listed mansion consist of three acres of formal garden, pleasure grounds, kitchen garden, mature and young trees, principle lawns at the front and rear of the mansion, herbaceous borders, a variety of shrubs, cut flower garden and a lake. The mansion forms part of a wider rural estate however the garden is kept private.

The skilled gardener will join a team of three, reporting into the garden supervisor to maintain and enhance the garden as required. The successful candidate will have good horticultural knowledge, as they will take on duties such as maintaining herbaceous borders, carrying out planting schemes and specialised pruning as well as general garden maintenance such as weeding, hedge cutting, using pedestrian and ride on mowers for the lawn care and strimming.

Applicants should ideally have a minimum level 2 horticultural qualification, combined with good plant knowledge. PA1/PA6 spray certificates would be an advantage but not essential for the role. Excellent technical skills and previous experience working on private estates is required.  You will need to be organised, able to plan and prioritise your workload and have the drive and motivation to maintain the garden to a high standard. Knowledge of growing fruit and vegetables would be an advantage.

Other requirements for the role are good communications skills and ability to work well alongside other staff and contractors. Experience with operating and basic maintenance of garden machinery and good craft skills are also desirable.

SALARY:        Up to £23,000 
LOCATION: West Dorset
JOB No:          EC7583

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