Head Gardener & Head of Show Exhibits - David Austin Roses Ltd - ADV207

We are looking for an expert plantsperson to look after our 2 acre rose garden (plus a 2 acre private garden) and to manage the preparation of roses for Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court Flower Show.

You will take charge of two full time staff plus extra seasonal staff.  You will need to be very hands on and lead by example.  You will also be required to assist in estate management.

You must be capable of working to the highest standards to maintain and enhance our strong reputation as leaders in our field.  You will need to demonstrate experience working at the highest level.

Please forward your CV with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in this specific role with details of your current salary.

Thank you for your interest in the Head Gardener & Head of Show Exhibits vacancy.


Sole Gardener - EC3737

An experienced Sole Gardener is required to manage 2 acres of garden on a large privately owned Estate in North Shropshire that includes a working farm and partridge/pheasant shoots.  The Estate forms part of three family owned estates with the family dividing their time between Shropshire and the North and West of Scotland.

The garden was formed 10 years ago and contains formal lawns, large herbaceous borders, rose garden, productive walled kitchen garden, reflective pool, small woodland garden, and orchard and tennis court.

  Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain gardens and grounds to a consistently high standard all year round.
  • Produce vegetables, fruit and cut flowers for the household.
  • Propagate plants for border planting and pot displays
  • Maintain water features
  • Carry other reasonable duties and odd jobs as directed by the Principles
  • Supervise and coordinate contractors whilst working in the property grounds
  • Prepare, stock and stet fires in the family home and shooting lodge
  • Support estate activities

 Applications must possess the following skills:

  • Good plant knowledge and a high level of horticultural craft skills
  • Excellent time keeping, flexible in duties, attention to detail and take pride their work
  • Able to work well in  team and liaise with other estate staff
  • Capable of working unsupervised and on own initiative
  • Excellent health and level of fitness and positive disposition
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Experienced in using and maintain a wide range of garden machinery

Working hours are normally Monday to Friday 8-5pm. However applicants will be required to work evenings and weekends when required for harvesting of produce, watering duties, etc.

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Hudson on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sole 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 the Sole Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

 ACCOMMODATION: 2 bedroom semi-detached, unfurnished cottage with a small garden.

 SALARY: £20,000 - £30,000 DOE

 LOCATION: North Shropshire

 JOB No: EC3737

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