Sole Gardener – 4 day week (Live in/out) - EC2204
A time-served and knowledgeable Sole Gardener is required to work on a 4.5 acre private estate in West Dorset. The suitable candidate will ideally hold a horticultural qualification, though applicants with extensive horticultural experience and knowledge will also be considered.
The period property is largely surrounded by high hedges with a vegetable garden including fruit cages, a heated glasshouse, a small greenhouse and polytunnel. Although fruit and vegetables are grown on site, this is limited to higher value crops and is not the main focus of the garden.
Approximately half of the 4.5 acre estate comprises of paddocks and woodland with the other half consisting of lawns (including a croquet lawn), borders, flower beds (fuchsias being a particular favourite), an apple orchard, specimen trees and a swimming pool. Experience with the above is essential along with spray tickets (PA1/PA6) and chainsaw certification (CS30/CS31).
This position is offered with or without a 3 bedroom cottage (currently being refurbished and redecorated). A single person or a couple will be most welcome. The working week will consist of 4 days, with the day off being Wednesday. The position would therefore suit a gardener looking to scale back on hours, or someone keen to build their own client base locally on a one day per week basis.
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