Description of the garden at Hatch House
A charming 2 bedroom cottage is available which the Head Gardener will be required to occupy in support of the role.
Hatch House is sheltered by the North Wessex Downs and watered by the River Kennet. The garden has been created by Tom Stuart-Smith and exudes his flowing landscape design and textural planting for year round interest.
The garden around the brick 18th century farmhouse was almost non-existent and the brief was to create a garden that looked good in winter and related to the surrounding landscape. The main focus is the old farmyard and here a rectangular garden was created to link the house and outbuildings. New walls, box hedges and cobbled paths give structure to the dense planting of perennials and grasses. On the south side of the house a stone terrace surrounded by, amongst much else, Rosa chinensis ‘Mutablis’, Perovskia, rosemary and Phlomis, gives on to an orchard of crab apples. Overall the garden is around 10 acres in size and includes an area of pasture and wild flower meadow.
We are seeking a skilled and talented individual with excellent horticultural experience and plant knowledge.
Candidates must be pro-active with a can-do approach to managing the garden maintenance and presentation.
Demonstrate great attention to detail to achieve a consistently high standard of presentation.
Reliable and trustworthy, with good social and communication skills.
Excellent package reflecting Professional Gardener's Guild 2020 salary recommendations.
The Head Gardener is supported by an assistant gardener (to be appointed).