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Skilled Gardener (Live out) – EC5312 – This position has been filled

From English Country Gardeners

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener to join a stunning private estate near Epping, Essex.  This role would suit a qualified and experienced gardener with the drive and initiative to manage a horticulturally diverse garden to a high standard.

The beautiful 22-acre private estate has had the input of respected garden designers and artists in recent years, and the owners plan to continue to develop the property with the assistance of the successful applicant.  The garden comprises an orchard, hot border, a large lake, rose parterres, shrub and herbaceous borders, climbing wisteria, box and mixed topiary, and a kitchen garden.  The garden also includes, and is surrounded by, a variety of mature exotic and native tree species which provide depth and character throughout the estate.

Applicants for this position should hold academic horticultural qualifications, preferably at Level 3 or above, extensive experience of gardening on private estates, and good plant/horticultural knowledge in general.  The ability to work to a high degree of detail is essential, as is the willingness to assist with other estate duties alongside the estate team when necessary.  Applicants should hold demonstrable experience in each of the above garden areas and should be keen to pass on their knowledge to an Assistant Gardener in the near future, the recruitment for which will require the successful applicant’s input.  Assistance in the garden is currently provided by way of a consultant horticulturist (one day per month) and an estate manager, though the majority of the gardening work will fall to the new Skilled Gardener until a full-time assistance is sourced. 

In addition to a Level 3 Horticultural qualification (or above), suitable applicants will hold certificates in spraying (PA1/PA6) and must be able to undertake basic routine machinery maintenance (strimmers, mowers and hedge cutters etc.) when required.  Applicants should hold a full UK driving licence.  Applicants must be physically fit, presentable, friendly and positive in their outlook so as to maintain the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the estate.

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

SALARY: £28,500 DOE

LOCATION: Nr Epping, Essex

JOB No: EC5312

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