Skilled Gardener

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener to join the mature garden of an 18th-century private estate located near Pewsey, Wiltshire. The owner now requires an experienced gardener with a proven track record of successfully enhancing a large mature English country garden, to assist in the ongoing maintenance of the garden and grounds. This is a permanent role, based on a 4-day week.

The idyllic 3-acre garden borders the River Avon and features many wonderful elements including formal lawns, a mini moat which runs into a large lily pond, mature trees, a walled garden and lots of pots containing coloured annual plants. Other features include beds and borders with cottage garden favourites such as centranthus, lavender, Alchemilla mollis and peony, with the main building clad in climbing roses and wisteria. The gardens are also host to a productive kitchen garden with fruit cages growing a variety of fruits and vegetables for the main house. The garden is mature and has been professionally maintained therefore the owners are looking for a highly skilled candidate to keep the gardens at a high standard.  

Our client seeks an experienced gardener to help maintain the gardens on a year-round basis following the annual calendar. Applicants will ideally possess an academic horticultural qualification, such as RHS level 2 or equivalent, combined with extensive experience working in a similar role. As such, excellent plant knowledge and technical skills are essential for this position with experience in compost management, propagation, specialist pruning, spraying, weeding and rejuvenating beds.

A self-motivated, organised individual with a self-start attitude and proven track record of managing a large mature English country garden, with a strong work ethic, ability to work within a small and friendly team and willingness to work to consistently high standards are qualities which are essential for this role. Candidates will be flexible and willing to extend their duties where needed. As such, this is a physically demanding position which requires a fit and strong individual who is comfortable working in all weathers.

General maintenance duties will include but are not limited to pruning, propagating, weeding, edging and compost management. The owners are passionate about their garden and want likeminded people to help the gardens continue to flourish. Experience in the use and maintenance of a wide range of gardening machinery is essential as well as PA1 and PA6 spraying certificates, and a chainsaw certification being desirable for this position.

This role is based on a 4-day week with working hours 8am – 4pm, on a PAYE basis.

SALARY:  Up to £28,000 on a 4 day week
LOCATION:  Wiltshire
JOB No:  EC61444

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

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Skilled Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Skilled Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Maintenance Gardener

Maintenance Gardener - static site 

W008

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Maintenance Gardener to join a very well-respected award-winning company on a permanent basis. The company has been responsible for numerous very high-profile projects and sites for many years and are now looking to add to the team on one such site near Woking, Surrey.  The company are offering an hourly rate of £12.81 with time and a half on Saturdays and double time on Sundays.  A free bus from Woking station and Datchet is offered to employees, if required, to the site in question.

The high-profile commercial site comprises primarily of lawn and hedges, with some beds/borders and young to mature trees.  The job role will involve mowing, weeding, hedge cutting, spraying and using a range of garden machinery.

The following will be expected of the successful candidate:

  • Routine maintenance of the site to a high standard, alongside the existing team.
  • Working to contractual procedures to ensure compliance with maintenance guidelines.
  • Demonstrate a high level of detail and motivation with a strong work ethic and ability to work well as part of a team.

Applicants must possess the following:

  • Basic horticultural knowledge including the ability to visually identify weeds.
  • Excellent practical skills in all areas of garden maintenance including the use of petrol-powered garden machinery.
  • Good physical fitness and an ability to follow instruction where necessary.
  • A CSCS Card and PA1/PA6 spraying licence are desirable, though training can be provided if necessary.

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the most respected and established firms in their field on a full-time permanent basis.  Candidates must prove eligibility to work in the UK.  Strict security checks will be undertaken prior to employment.

If this Maintenance Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Tom Little on 01233 732767 or tom@horticruitment.com.

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Maintenance Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Maintenance Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.horticruitment.com


Maintenance Gardener

Maintenance Gardener

Job Ref ADV503

We are an established garden maintenance company and we require a full time gardener to join one of our teams covering Kingston, Thames Ditton, Richmond, Cobham and the surrounding areas.

The right candidate will be working as part of a team maintaining mostly residential gardens.

We are looking for people that have previous gardening experience of a minimum of 3 years.

Key duties -

  • General garden maintenance
  • Pruning
  • Hedge cutting
  • Border work
  • Soft landscaping
  • Some hard landscaping
  • Working as part of a team

To be successful an applicant must have:-

  • 3 plus years gardening experience
  • Good plant knowledge
  • Working knowledge of tools and machinery used in garden maintenance
  • Hold a full, clean driving licence (preferable but not essential)
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Be punctual and reliable
  • Have qualifications in horticulture
  • Be fluent in English

There is potential to grow and flourish within our teams and gain experience in lots of different gardens with the opportunity to progress to Team Leader for the right candidate. There will also be opportunities to work within our landscaping teams too.

www.lawnstolandscapes.co.uk

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. horticruitment are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

If you would like more information on the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) please click here and the Association Professional Landscapers please click here


Plant Area Manager

Plant Area Manager required

Job Ref K701

If ever a garden centre could be classed as 'best in bloom', then this gorgeous Garden Centre is it. From the moment you step through the doors into the main shop with its inspiring displays and products through to the fabulous all weather outdoor plant area, you can’t fail to be inspired by this fantastic garden centre. They have thousands of trees, shrubs, climbers and perennials, displayed with style and imagination. The centre is also home to an inspiring range of gifts for the home, superb garden furniture, outdoor leisure department, crafts and aquatics.   They are currently seeking an enthusiastic Plant Area Manager to join their popular garden centre.

Job Description:

Duties and responsibilities would include:

  • Leading and supervising a small team of staff
  • Purchasing of plant stock, ranging and selection
  • Merchandising effectively creating innovative displays
  • Maintenance of all plant stock with good house keeping skills
  • Ensuring excellent quality stock is on display throughout the department
  • Monitoring sales and maintaining accurate stock control
  • All areas of customer sales and service
  • Assisting in other areas of the business as and when required
Key Skills:

The appointed person will have a good working knowledge of plant retailing, able to lead by example delivering high standards in their work and ensuring excellent customer sales and service in return for a rewarding and challenging career.

If this Plant Area Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or ruth@horticruitment.com

To view more garden centre jobs, click Retail.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Plant Area Manager vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Plant Area Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.horticruitment.com


Maintenance Gardener

Maintenance Gardener required

Job Ref ADV Z007

Our client is a well-established landscape and gardening company with over 3 decades of experience. They operate mostly across private clients, offering Hard and Soft landscaping as well as a Maintenance service. 

They have an established team of around 10-14 employees and are seeking to grow their team with an experienced and service focused gardener that’s looking for a long term role where they can get further training and progress.  

Job Description:

Our client is looking for a skilled gardener to join their garden maintenance team. Working in private gardens in the local area.  The teams visit 2-5 different sites a day delivering a total garden service. The successful candidate will pride them-self on carrying out all works to the highest of standards.

Key Skills:

Previous experience is a must for this role as the customer expectations are high and you will need to show good horticultural knowledge and confidence.

  • Some formal horticultural qualifications such as NVQ Level 2 or 3 (Desirable but not essential)
  • Experience using garden machinery
  • Full UK Driving License
  • Knowledge of Plants, Tree’s and Shrubs (Desirable)
  • Spraying Certificate (Desirable but not essential)
Benefits:
  • Company events
  • Opportunities to undertake paid training courses.
  • Company pension
  • Sick pay
  • Bonus scheme
  • Performance bonus
  • Yearly bonus
Working hours:
  • Monday to Friday
  • 07:30 – 17:00
  • Optional Overtime Available

If this Maintenance Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Tom Little on 01233 732767 or tom@horticruitment.com.

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Maintenance Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Maintenance Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.horticruitment.com


Garden Centre Supervisor

Garden Centre Supervisor

Job Ref N014

Our client is an independent Garden Centre in the Islington area with an award-winning reputation for indoor and outdoor plants. 

Established 25 years ago they have built a reputation for quality and creativity with a unique product offering. 

Job Description:

They are seeking a full-time permanent supervisor to join the team and help manage the day-to-day retail operations. 

Managing the daily tasks of 2 – 4 other staff members.  You will provide first class service, offering plant care advice and information to customers.  You will also help to maintain high merchandising standards and keep on top of ordering and plant care schedules. 

This is a hands-on role and would suit someone who likes to be busy and enjoys working as part of a close team.

Key Skills:

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a genuine passion and interest in horticulture and have a good level of plant knowledge.   Formal horticultural qualifications would be a big advantage in this role.

You will also be able to show experience working within a retail / hospitality or customer facing environment and understand the need for excellent service, great time management and a flexible attitude.  

Working hours:
  • 5 days a week with alternate weekends.
  • 09:15 – 18:15

If this Garden Centre Supervisor vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Paul Hargreaves on 01233 732767 or paul@horticruitment.com.

To view more garden centre jobs, click Retail.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Garden Centre Supervisor vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Garden Centre Supervisor vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.horticruitment.com


Grounds Maintenance Gardener

Grounds Maintenance Gardener required

Job Ref Y210

Our client has been established for 20 years and works in both the commercial & residential sectors. The scope of works ranges from Grounds Maintenance, with some planting & landscaping when required.

They are seeking to appoint two Grounds maintenance gardeners or grounds people with experience, but ultimately people who display a passion for gardening and all things outdoors.

Job Description:

The person appointed will be working with a small mobile team carrying out grounds’ maintenance work, including maintaining both domestic and commercial sites.

Regular duties will include:

  • Mowing
  • Strimming
  • Weeding
  • Weed Killing (Training can be provided)
  • Hedge cutting
  • Turf maintenance
  • Leaf clearance

Experience is essential, but a qualified candidate at the beginning of their career would be happily interviewed too.

Key Skills:

Candidates should have previous experience of working within the grounds maintenance environment, and be able to work well within a team. You should have good practical skills and be well presented with an enthusiastic and flexible approach to your duties.

The successful applicant will be expected to support some other divisions within the company and will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. A driving licence is essential.

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Van is provided
  • 28 days holiday

Working Hours:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 7.30 – 4 pm with ½ an hour break
  • Weekend availability with overtime

If this Grounds Maintenance Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Grounds Maintenance Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Grounds Maintenance Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.horticruitment.com


Skilled Gardener

Skilled Gardener required 

Following the completion of a major redesign and landscaping of the garden by Arne Maynard, the owners are looking for a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and hands-on gardener to help grow and continue to develop their 3-acre garden based near Heathfield, East Sussex. The successful candidate should also have an eye for floristry as the owners enjoy growing, cutting and using flowers and plants from the garden inside the house.

The stunning Grade II listed property dates back to the late 13th century with 18th and 19th century additions. The gardens are currently kept private, but the owners are considering opening through the NGS. The gardens consist of ancient pasture to the front of the house culminating in a circular driveway with a large central lawn. This space will be changed to into an intricate garden to create a distinct area. The west facing garden has mature trees, shrubs and topiary at various levels and is bordered by pleached hornbeams separating it from the rear garden. Beyond the shrubs, a secret garden will be created. The South-facing Garden benefits from a large lawn, pond, wildflower meadow and a paved terrace adjacent to the house, an elegant south-facing brick wall supports a flower border, there are also a summer house and a greenhouse. A small stream with deep protective banks runs down one side of the garden and there is an orchard to the rear accessed by bridges, this stocks apples, plums, mulberry, pears, a walnut and ornamental tree.

Applicants must have excellent attention to detail and a positive, enthusiastic attitude towards their work.  The successful candidate with ideally hold a horticultural qualification and have about 3 years’ experience working on a private estate garden.  The gardener will work closely with the owners and must be able to communicate effectively.  The gardens are mainly organic; however, sprays are occasionally used for pathways etc. therefore a spray certificate would be an advantage as well as a chainsaw certificate but not essential. A driving licence is required.

Typical garden management duties in relation to the garden will include:

  • Ongoing maintenance of, and potentially additional planting, in the existing areas of the garden including the development of areas of Rhododendrons in the woodland.
  • Annual planting and management of existing cutting beds and pot displays and management of existing fruit orchard.
  • Creating, and working with the client, in developing flower displays within the house using plants from the garden.
  • Taking over ongoing management of plantings and maintenance for the garden.
  • Supporting the successful establishment of new trees and topiary including, where necessary, developing new topiarised shapes amongst other mature specimens.
  • General maintenance of hedges, lawns and wildflower areas including supervision of others, where this makes sense, in the cutting of large areas of hedging.

SALARY:  Up to £30,000 DOE

LOCATION:  Near Heathfield, East Sussex

JOB No:  EC61219

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

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Skilled Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Skilled Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Gardener

Gardener required

This is a fixed term role. Candidates must be available from February/March through to the end of November.  

Job Ref ADV500

An exciting opportunity to join our 12 strong Gardens Team, set within the Grounds Department, at the Hurlingham Club. Each member of our gardens team has a wealth of skill and horticultural knowledge which they put to good use within our 42-acre Estate. Our overall aim is to provide the highest standard of horticultural practice across all aspects of our role and assimilate sustainable and ecologically positive practices within our daily routines.

Within the estate we have a range of planting styles, including an herbaceous border, formal rose beds and bedding, woodland, mixed borders, an exotic border, an historical English garden and a 2-acre lake with lakeside planting.

Situated in beautiful, landscaped grounds adjacent to the River Thames in Fulham, The Hurlingham Club is recognised as one of the world’s finest private member clubs. Since its opening in 1869, The Hurlingham Club’s gardens, croquet and tennis lawns and stately Georgian Clubhouse have made it a sought-after destination for exclusive sporting and social activities.

The Role

As part of our gardens team, you will be presented with many opportunities for PD as well as working closely with a team of horticulturalists and industry professionals on a wide range of estate gardening practices. Hedging, habitat and woodland management, planting, meadow management, pruning and water conservation are a few of the topics our gardeners cover, as well as an understanding of IPM controls and irrigation systems.

The successful applicant will be given their own area of responsibility to maintain and develop. They will be expected to work on their own, in small groups and with the whole team on specific projects. They will need to use their initiative to enhance the plants under their care and utilise their skills for the benefit of the gardens and team. With an area of responsibility, each gardener must demonstrate good time management skills in which they can balance the demands of their areas with the ongoing, seasonal team tasks they will be involved in. Working Schedule

As Gardener you will work a 39-hour week, plus regular weekend overtime – one in three weekend mornings. This is a fixed term role. Candidates must be available from February/March through to the end of November.

The Candidate

 

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is experienced with estate horticulture and who has a high level of professionalism and horticultural knowledge. A specialism with aquatics, roses, exotics or indoor plants is desirable but not essential. An RHS Level 2 or equivalent qualification is required as well as previous practical experience in the industry, however more practical experience would be an advantage.

Previous experience in tractor driving and operating small machinery, as well as a spraying certificate PA1/6 would also be beneficial to any applicant, but not essential.

We offer a substantial and varied schedule of training including but not limited to in-house workshops, webinars, practical machinery training, garden visits and horticultural placements.

All uniform and all-weather clothing is provided free, as well as a free onsite canteen and onsite parking, as part of a wider employee benefits package.Candidates must embody our Club values; excellence, responsibility and courtesy, have the ability to work under pressure and be friendly, polite and diplomatic.

Core Benefits

Benefits include:

  • 31 days’ prorated annual leave (inclusive of 8 Bank Holidays).
  • Generous contributory pension.
  • Life assurance and an enhanced sick pay scheme.
  • Opportunities for training, development, and progression.
  • Staff social events, free meals on duty and free onsite parking.

The Hurlingham Club is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.

Please note that, due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you do not hear from us within four weeks then unfortunately you were not successful in your application on this occasion.

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. hortcruitment are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.

If you would like to view more information on the Professional Gardeners Guild, please click here and the Royal Horticultural Society, please click here

For more gardener roles please click here


Gardener

Gardener required

ADV499

An exciting opportunity to join our 12 strong Gardens Team, set within the Grounds Department, at the Hurlingham Club. Each member of our gardens team has a wealth of skill and horticultural knowledge which they put to good use within our 42-acre Estate. Our overall aim is to provide the highest standard of horticultural practice across all aspects of our role and assimilate sustainable and ecologically positive practices within our daily routines.

Within the estate we have a range of planting styles, including an herbaceous border, formal rose beds and bedding, woodland, mixed borders, an exotic border, an historical English garden and a 2-acre lake with lakeside planting.

Situated in beautiful, landscaped grounds adjacent to the River Thames in Fulham, The Hurlingham Club is recognised as one of the world’s finest private member clubs. Since its opening in 1869, The Hurlingham Club’s gardens, croquet and tennis lawns and stately Georgian Clubhouse have made it a sought-after destination for exclusive sporting and social activities.

The Role

As part of our gardens team, you will be presented with many opportunities for PD as well as working closely with a team of horticulturalists and industry professionals on a wide range of estate gardening practices. Hedging, habitat and woodland management, planting, meadow management, pruning and water conservation are a few of the topics our gardeners cover, as well as an understanding of IPM controls and irrigation systems.

The successful applicant will be given their own area of responsibility to maintain and develop. They will be expected to work on their own, in small groups and with the whole team on specific projects. They will need to use their initiative to enhance the plants under their care and utilise their skills for the benefit of the gardens and team. With an area of responsibility, each gardener must demonstrate good time management skills in which they can balance the demands of their areas with the ongoing, seasonal team tasks they will be involved in. Working Schedule

As Gardener you will work a 39-hour week, plus regular weekend overtime – one in three weekend mornings.

The Candidate

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is experienced with estate horticulture and who has a high level of professionalism and horticultural knowledge. A specialism with aquatics, roses, exotics or indoor plants is desirable but not essential. An RHS Level 2 or equivalent qualification is required as well as previous practical experience in the industry, however more practical experience would be an advantage.

Previous experience in tractor driving and operating small machinery, as well as a spraying certificate PA1/6 would also be beneficial to any applicant, but not essential.

We offer a substantial and varied schedule of training including but not limited to in-house workshops, webinars, practical machinery training, garden visits and horticultural placements.

All uniform and all-weather clothing is provided free, as well as a free onsite canteen and onsite parking, as part of a wider employee benefits package.Candidates must embody our Club values; excellence, responsibility and courtesy, have the ability to work under pressure and be friendly, polite and diplomatic.

Core Benefits

Benefits include:

  • 31 days’ annual leave (inclusive of 8 Bank Holidays) rising to 36 after five years’ service.
  • Generous contributory pension.
  • Life assurance, group income protection and an enhanced sick pay scheme.
  • Opportunities for training, development, and progression.
  • Annual bonus scheme and annual performance pay review.
  • Staff social events, free meals on duty and free onsite parking.

The Hurlingham Club is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.

Please note that, due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you do not hear from us within four weeks then unfortunately you were not successful in your application on this occasion.

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. hortcruitment are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.

If you would like to view more information on the Professional Gardeners Guild, please click here and the Royal Horticultural Society, please click here

For more gardener roles please click here