Private Estate - Blakenham Farms

Qualified Gardener

Location
Little Blakenham, Ipswich
Salary
£19,000
Posted
02 Oct 2019
Closes
02 Nov 2019
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Qualified Gardener

  • Nr Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Competitive Salary
  • Private Estate - Suffolk

A fantastic opportunity to work on the grounds of a beautiful private estate with a mixture of traditional gardens and a Woodland Garden open to the public.

Qualified Gardener – job description

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic gardener who will have shared responsibility for a 6-acre Woodland Garden, which is open to the public through the Spring and early Summer.  You will also be required to maintain the Private Garden, which is approximately another 8-acres and includes an ornamental kitchen garden, an orchard, wild-flower meadows, and various borders. 

There will be general associated work involved, propagation and work in the glass house, maintaining lawns and hedges to a high standard and will include the maintenance of a swimming pool.

The successful candidate should have a full knowledge of all aspects of gardening and plants with sound horticultural skills, competence with equipment use and maintenance and a real passion for the garden. The position would really suit someone who would enjoy maintaining a beautiful country garden and  Woodland Garden to a high standard. They must be happy taking instruction as well as being exceptionally trustworthy, friendly and approachable. 

Horticultural qualifications or the equivalent are essential.

Excellent references will be required.

Remuneration for a 39hr week would be £19,000

If this Gardener vacancy is of interest please apply via the links at the top and bottom of this advert.                                                                                  

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