Sole Gardener – Live Out - EC4848

Circa £28,000 DOE
28 Aug 2018
28 Sep 2018
Gardening Jobs
Full Time
Contract Type

A wonderful opportunity has arisen for a skilled Sole Gardener to take ownership of a beautiful and varied private garden, located in Central Wiltshire.  The position would suit a talented and well-rounded private estate gardener with demonstrable experience of working autonomously on private estates.

The garden is approximately 2-3 acres in area, the majority of which comprises managed lawns and wildflowers, with a stunning backdrop of mature beech forest and surrounding parkland.  The formal garden areas are separated into ‘rooms’ which include a kitchen garden (to be expanded) and fruit cage, open lawns, mixed herbaceous borders and shrubs, climbing wisteria, hedges, a variety of specimen trees, and a formal pool and tennis court.  A modern glasshouse is used for plant propagation and production of certain fruit crops.  The buildings themselves provide character to the property by way of a red brick clock and bell tower, with the main house in Bath Limestone, each with their respective garden areas.

An existing full-time estate management team take care of the mowing and hedge cutting, though the workload and future plans for the garden are too great for the part-time gardeners.  It is the owner’s intention therefore, to employ a full-time Sole Gardener to take ownership of the garden on a permanent basis.  The successful candidate must be a skilled and ideally qualified gardener with demonstrable experience in each of the above areas.  Good plant knowledge is essential, as is excellent attention to detail, time management skills and an enthusiastic attitude towards horticulture in general.  Applicants must be physically fit, motivated, and should be able to provide evidence of working in a similar role on a privately-owned estate.

This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled gardener to take on a beautiful garden, and to ensure its full potential is realised via application of your practical garden skills and horticultural knowledge.  The garden used to be open to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme, and it is the intention of the owner to open the garden to the public once again in the future.  Experienced gardeners who feel they may be lacking in certain skill areas are welcome to apply, as the client is open to offering the position to candidates with clear potential and a genuine passion for ongoing professional development.  A full driving licence and your own transport are required, as the property is located rurally. 

If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 733510 or

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 this Sole Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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