Skilled Gardener

From English Country Gardeners

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An attractive opportunity has arisen for an experienced and well-rounded Skilled Gardener on a full time and permanent basis to maintain and develop the gardens of a beautiful Estate in Surrey.

The grade II listed Estate has two-acre of formal gardens comprising of a court yard garden with yew topiary hedging and a magnolia grandiflora in the centre, a box parterre with garden statues, mixed and herbaceous borders, large terraced flower beds, mature coniferous and broadleaf trees, extensive manicured lawns, parkland, topiary and a beehive. Located within the Surrey Hills area, the surrounding countryside is predominantly rural in nature and comprises largely agricultural land and woodland of outstanding natural beauty and of great landscape value.

As a Skilled Gardener, you will have the determination and drive to work autonomously and have a vision for maintaining and enhancing the garden as required. The ideal candidate will have a true passion for plants and gardening and a positive ‘can-do’ attitude. He/ She will be dog friendly as the owners have 2 Russian Shephard dogs that are in garden. They would also be happy to assist with additional basic tasks such as fencing.

The successful candidate will ideally hold a minimum level 2 horticultural qualification combined with good plant and tree knowledge, excellent technical skills and recent experience working on private estates. You will need to be organised, able to plan and prioritise your work load. PA1/PA6 spray certificates would be an advantage and a full driving licence is essential for the role. The ability to operate and maintain a range of garden machinery is desirable.

SALARY: Up to £30,000 depending on experience


JOB No: EC18137

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