Skilled Gardener – A599

From horticruitment

An attractive opportunity has arisen for an experienced Gardener to join the existing small team on a stunning private estate in Turville Heath, Henley-on-Thames. The position would suit an experienced and qualified gardener with demonstrable experience on private estates.

The traditional English country garden consists of several formal gardens covering 5 to 6 acres, located within a wider 56 acres in Henley-on-Thames.  The successful applicant will join the existing team in the upkeep of the formal, walled, sunken and kitchen gardens, cut flowers, soft fruits and large greenhouse.  Applicants must be physically fit and confident in the operation of a range of garden machinery. 

Candidates should have experience in each of the above areas of horticulture and be dedicated gardeners with the willingness to undertake additional garden estate duties if required.  Such duties may include operation of the irrigation system, general soft landscape duties and the provision of assistance to the live-in maintenance person with setting up garden furniture when required for events.

Applicants should be confident and skilled in pruning methods, i.e. of wisteria and roses, and have good horticultural knowledge and plant identification skills overall.  The ideal candidate will possess a recognised academic horticultural qualification and well-rounded experience in a similar hands-on role.

Candidates should hold a full driving licence, your own transport for commuting to and from site and ideally, spray tickets (PA1/PA6).  A chainsaw licence would be beneficial.  The role would suit someone who is hard-working, flexible, with a positive attitude and an ability to follow instructions from a Head Gardener to a high degree of detail.  The property owners are involved in the ongoing development of the garden, so you must have excellent attention to detail and a genuine enthusiasm for gardening and horticulture. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate gardener to join a friendly team on a stunning private estate, and to build on their existing skills and knowledge on a daily basis.

If this Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 732767 or

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