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Experienced Gardener

Private Gardens
Southill, Bedfordshire
Salary up to £23,000 depending on experience
Closing date
10 Nov 2020
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Experienced Gardener

Lady Whitbread, Glebe House, Southill Park, Biggleswade is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, experienced Gardener to help with the day to day maintenance of her private 4-acre mature garden.

Set within a magnificent private parkland, the gardens surround Glebe House, the private residence of Sir Samuel and Lady Whitbread featuring some beautiful displays of herbaceous borders, mature trees, and a lake.

This role would suit someone with a keen eye for detail and who has a passion for, and interest in, the care of a significant private garden. The person should be keen to help further develop and improve the garden working closely with Lady Whitbread.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of the beds, borders, ponds, lake and woodland areas around Glebe House
  • All day- today care and management of plants, trees, lawns and hedges  
  • Working with hand held machinery such as lawn mowers, strimmers, blowers and hedge cutters
  • Assisting with new garden and landscape projects as required
  • Maintenance of the kitchen garden carrying out tasks such as cropping, propagation and glasshouse work
  • Ensuring that the gardens and grounds are kept to the highest standards possible
  • To ensure a safe working environment in line with current legislation

The successful candidate must be:

  • Able to work alone and with others as part of a small team
  • Possess good attention to detail

Desirable Qualification requirements:

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture or similar
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar gardening role
  • Full, clean driving licence
  • Tractor driving competency (desirable)

Package & benefits:

  • Salary up to £23,000 depending on experience
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • 37 ½ hours per week with occasional weekend working
  • Training as required
  • Cottage can be made available
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