Gardener - Live Out - EC6893

Location
Somerset
Salary
£17,000-£20,000 depending on experience
Posted
11 Jun 2019
Closes
11 Jul 2019
Ref
EC6893
Function
Gardening Jobs
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a driven and enthusiastic gardener to be part of a team who care for the gardens and grounds surrounding a magnificent property in Somerset.

This is an idyllic setting with stunning views across the valley with many magnificent and unusual specimen trees, as well as sweeping lawns which slope down to a heart shaped lake. There is an enclosed formal garden next to the main property, shrubbery, pergola with wisteria, walled formal garden in an Italianate style, box hedges and topiary work and a rose-bower garden.  There are also two vegetable gardens, a cut flower garden, orchard and three heated greenhouses used for propagation.  The property is well equipped with a range of garden machinery.

This is a “hands-on” position and the gardens and grounds are maintained to a high standard.  Suitable candidates will have some horticultural knowledge and a genuine interest in herbaceous plants, shrubs, basic pruning techniques, and the ability to identify weeds.  Experience with propagating, planting, weeding and general plant care of flowers, fruits and shrubs would be beneficial. Spray certificates PA1 and PA6 would also be an advantage but training can be provided by the owners.  Applicants with experience in common garden machinery use is desired; strimmers, mowers and blowers. 

This position will report to Head Gardener and there are currently two other gardeners working onsite. Candidates should have a positive attitude towards their work and colleagues, be reliable, punctual, physically fit, and well presented.  He / She should be prepared to work outside in all weathers and have the determination and drive to get the job done to a high standard. Applicants will ideally hold a full UK driving licence. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified gardener with some practical experience and wishes to gain further hands on experience working on a large private estate garden to develop their skills and knowledge through practical work and mentoring from senior gardeners.

SALARY:        £17,000 -£20,000 depending on experience       

LOCATION:    Somerset, near Yeovil and Wincanton

JOB No:         EC6893

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

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

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