Skilled Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

Ref – EC7893

An attractive opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener to join a talented team on a stunning and prestigious private garden Chelsea, London. 

The unique 2-acre private garden is undergoing extensive redevelopment and is now nearing completion.  The project has so far included the laying of 500 square metres of lawn, planting of shrub beds, climbing plants, seasonal bedding, a green wall, water feature and irrigation system, as well as a number of newly planted trees, of which some are up to 10 metres in height.  The garden now includes a glasshouse, a kitchen garden, hedges, herbaceous borders and ornamental planting throughout.

The successful candidate will be expected to assist in maintaining the grounds to a high standard under direction of the Senior Gardener and to provide some guidance to less experienced team members where appropriate.  Applicants should hold an academic horticultural qualification and have a good understanding of horticulture and seasonal garden maintenance/management, excellent practical skills including the use of petrol-powered machinery, and ideally, PA1/PA6 spray certificates and a CSCS card.

Candidates must prove they are eligible to work in the UK.  Applicants must have no criminal record as strict security checks will be undertaken prior to employment.  No driving licence is required for this role.  A 6-month probationary period will apply to the successful candidate from the date of commencement in the role.

Working hours are 07:30 – 16:00 Monday to Friday with one weekend per month, with expected seasonal variation. 

SALARY:  £25,000 – £27,000 DOE
LOCATION:  Chelsea, London
JOB No:  EC7893

If this Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or

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