Position Filled

Sole Maintenance Gardener – Live Out – E017

From horticruitment

An attractive opportunity has arisen for an experienced and qualified Sole Gardener in Hertfordshire.  The successful family-run garden centre and nursery has been trading for over 60 years and has an excellent reputation within the industry.  Due to the upcoming departure of the current gardener, who is leaving to join the garden design sector, an opening has arisen for a competent and experienced person to manage the gardens and surrounding grounds.

The main one-acre garden will be the focus of the horticultural aspect of the position, with maintenance of the grounds within the 10 acre property being equally important in terms of overall presentation.  Due to the nature of the business, the standard to which the site must be maintained is of the upmost importance and as such, you must have exceptional attention to detail and an efficient working manner.

You will be working predominantly as a Sole Maintenance Gardener, with some assistance provided on a seasonal basis and during busy periods if required.

Applicants will ideally hold a recognised academic horticultural qualification, have excellent plant knowledge, practical horticultural skills and experience of operating a range of garden machinery.  Typical daily duties will include mowing and strimming, shrub pruning and labelling, management of small trees and herbaceous borders, planting, rotavating, weed control and hedge-cutting.  You will also be responsible for sowing and maintaining a wild flower area as well as planting and managing bedding plant displays.  Applicants with experience of and a love for Dahlias in particular, are encouraged to apply.  Spray tickets (PA1/PA6) are required.

Applicants must have a positive and enthusiastic personality, be genuinely able to work on your own initiative and have excellent attention to detail whilst working in a busy and often challenging environment.  A relatively flexible 40 hour week as well as a generous salary offering for the right candidate.

If this position is of interest please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 

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