Head Gardener in a high-profile private garden
Morton Hall Gardens are set in 80 acres of ancient woodland and meadows, looking out over unspoilt Worcestershire countryside from its position on top of the Arden Sandstone Escarpment.
Designed for all seasons, the gardens feature one of England’s most beautiful fritillary meadows, sumptuous herbaceous borders, a striking potager, a majestic woodland rockery and an elegant Japanese Stroll Garden. Eight acres of garden and park combine historic and contemporary features.
The gardens are open for groups by appointment and on selected Open Days, including a three-day tulip festival in early May. Visitor numbers are constantly growing, and the gardens have been featured repeatedly in all major horticultural magazines and on TV.
We provide excellent facilities and pride ourselves on our commitment to achieve the highest standards of horticulture and presentation. We are passionate about our beautiful gardens and work as a team with clearly assigned duties and responsibilities.
We are looking for an equally passionate, energetic, and experienced hands-on Head Gardener to lead our garden team of assistants and volunteers in close collaboration with our Grounds Manager and Garden Administrator. The position reports to the owner.
Required skills, knowledge, and experience
- NVQ Level 3 or equivalent, NCH, HND, OND, City & Guilds, Kew or Edinburgh Diploma in Horticulture, RHS level 2, RHS Level 3, MHort RHS.
- Practical experience with tractors and their attachment
- NPTC PA1/PA6 Knapsack Spraying
- NPTC Brush Cutting/Clearing Saw (desirable)
- NPTC Level 2 Chain Saw Maintenance & Cross Cutting (desirable)
- Proven track record of high-quality horticultural work.
- People management and communication skills with proven experience.
- Ability to manage garden expense budgets
- Confidence and interest in public speaking
- Thorough understanding of relevant Health and Safety levels
For a detailed job brief for this exciting position please visit our website at http://mortonhallgardens.co.uk/head-gardener-recruitment