Head Gardener

Employer
Cotswolds Garden
Location
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
10 Dec 2020

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Hours
Full Time
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Head Gardener required for beautiful traditional garden in the Cotswolds.

Head Gardener required for a traditional garden with modern inputs on the private estate in Gloucestershire. The owners wish to establish and enjoy a beautiful traditional garden which exudes high end horticultural practice and expertise.

The 9 acre garden is full of beautiful plants and sits within 50 acres of wider parkland and woodland.  Having recently undergone major improvement, it includes a new design for the historic walled and wider garden areas by Tom Stuart-Smith, and the on-going development of a productive garden and flower cutting area with Sarah Raven. 

Set within a stunning landscape, the Garden includes the Walled Garden with both productive and ornamental areas and a restored Glasshouse. Around the house there are beautifully planted compartmentalised spaces with perennials, shrubs, roses and hedges. Beyond the house a woodland garden leads to the parkland with wonderful views.

The role requires a highly competent and experienced professional gardener who is able to work with and support the owner the designer’s vision to achieve the high standards and beautiful presentation required.

Whilst the garden is under development resources will continue to be re-evaluated as the remit of the garden continues to change. The Head Gardener will lead a team of 4 FT gardeners. 

The garden is not open to the public.

An excellent package reflecting PGG 2020 salary guidelines, with a delightful two-bedroom cottage provided on a neighbouring estate close by. 

Key qualities we are looking for

Seeking a motivated, organised, professional, hands on leader who is able to inspire their team.

Socially confident with excellent communication skills who can liaise with other property staff and engage positively with the owners and designers.  

Good organisational experience with a particularly good general understanding of all areas of gardening including experience of perennials, roses, flower cutting and edible production. NB - specialist support may be recruited to help support the productive areas.

Able to demonstrate that they can achieve consistently high standards of horticultural management and presentation.

Previous experience of private employment with the appropriate skills, attitude and integrity to match are essential.

The garden is located mid-way between Cirencester and Bath.

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