Experienced Senior Gardener

Gordon, Scottish Borders
£22,400 p.a
16 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Full Time
Contract Type



£22,400 p.a. - Closing date Friday 16th February 2018 - Accommodation on the estate available to rent.


Experienced and enthusiastic Senior Gardener required to manage impressive garden at Mellerstain, a Grade 1 Scottish Borders stately home near Kelso, open to the public during the summer.

The Reginald Blomfield-designed formal garden contains roses and a notable collection of shrubs, bulbs, bedding plants and annuals, and the private garden includes a small kitchen garden, fruit trees, and greenhouses.

The Gardener will work alongside the Head of Grounds and Gardens, with the assistance of an extra seasonal groundsman.

The post is ideally suited to someone with several years' professional horticultural experience in a public or private garden, who has excellent communication skills, recognised horticultural qualifications, and good horticultural and technical knowledge. Applicants should be qualified in spraying and chainsaw work, and have experience with garden machinery, including hedge-cutters, strimmers, and pedestrian and ride-on mowers, and knowledge of their basic maintenance.

Other 'handyman' duties include litter-collection and assistance with preparation and clearing of rooms and outdoor areas for events.

A positive and helpful character is essential, a full driving licence and your own transport also necessary, owing to the rural location.

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