Gardener

Employer
Aldourie Castle
Location
Aldourie Castle, Inverness
Salary
Competitive, Depending on Experience
Closing date
3 Nov 2020

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An excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and skilled gardener to join our small gardening team at Aldourie Castle as we make and develop an exceptional new Scottish garden.  The owner has commissioned landscape designer Tom Stuart-Smith in this ambitious project, which is nearing completion, a contemporary reimagining of a historic castle garden on a  500 acre estate on the shore of Loch Ness near Inverness. 

Key Duties

The position will offer  an opportunity to develop your maintenance skillset, plantsmanship and understanding of design under the guidance of an experienced Head Gardener.  Aldourie  comprises of a castle garden and walled  garden, which contain  extensive naturalistic herbaceous plantings as well as organic vegetable and fruit areas. There are also glasshouses,  an arboretum and parkland.

Personal Attributes

The successful candidate will be a passionate and knowledgeable gardener, who has a good understanding of plants and horticultural techniques.

They should have an HNC Horticulture (or equivalent) or above and some experience working in this type of garden.

They will join the Head Gardener Elliott Forsyth and a small team to help with the continuing development of this very special garden.  A commitment to quality and a willingness to improve and deepen as a gardener together with positive hard-working attitude is essential. The ability to work well as part of small friendly team is also important.

Due to the location of the castle the applicant must hold a current valid driving license and have their own transport.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and Covering Letter by clicking 'Apply Now'

All applications by: 6th November 2020

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