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Gardener Job

Greycoat Lumleys
Inverness, Highland
Closing date
20 Feb 2021
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Greycoat Lumleys are seeking a Gardener to carry out the day-to-day up-keep of the gardens on two Estates in the Highlands of Scotland 1 hour north of Inverness.  The Gardeners will be run in an efficient and effective manner, working closely with the Estate Manager and the House Manager.

This Estate has a great sense of community and it is very important that the Gardener can join the team in a rural setting where many of the employees live and work on the estate.  The Gardener must be proactive and self motivated and able to manage and motive the General Gardener.

Duties include:

  • Carry out all aspects of ground maintenance and gardening in-keeping with good horticultural practice to a high standard, this includes having good plant/shrub knowledge, with experience in this field. Carry out planned and timetabled seasonal maintenance, including mowing, planting, weeding, pruning and hedge cutting etc. Set out and maintain formal gardens, including operations on fine turf and decorative beds. Use and maintain a full range of horticultural equipment to include ride on machinery and be part of the grass cutting/ shrub maintenance team. Plan and maintain a kitchen garden for the main house, with a selection of fruit, vegetables and herbs to be available all year round. Make use of greenhouses in producing bedding plants, vegetables, fruit, etc as required.   Ensure ditches, drains, ponds are maintained all year round. Adhere to health and safety standards.

Additional duties may be expected from time to time as the Employer reasonably requires

A current driver's licence is essential to carry out the duties.

Hours:       Hours of work are 40 hours per week, with flexibility according to the seasons. Occasional weekend work will be a requirement of the role. 

Salary:      Salary is negotiable depending on experience. 

Benefits:   Accommodation is provided to a very high standard, however there is no obligation to live on the Estate. 

Start:          ASAP

Consultant:  Lesley Jones

Job:             90178


At Greycoat Lumleys, we register qualified and/or experienced staff that have worked in private gardens and estates or who have strongly related gardening experience in other environments. We are always keen to register staff with specific skills such as organic gardening, arboriculture, botanic collection, historic garden restoration, arboriculture, design and landscaping.


Our Gardening Consultants work closely with our clients and they have established close links with Kew, RHS Wisley, Chelsea Physic Garden and The Professional Gardeners Guild.

Estate Managers | Head Gardeners | Sole Gardeners | Assistant and Under Gardeners | Estate Workers Gamekeepers | Handymen/Drivers | Maintenance | Couples (generally Gardener & Housekeeper)

All roles are registered on a live in or live out basis. Increasingly, we are getting Live out jobs registered, where clients are not offering accommodation as part of the package, so if candidates are seeking live out work in their local areas, we may be able to help.


Are a Gardener looking for your next position?


Greycoat Lumleys Private Households & Estates is here to help.

Our friendly, experienced consultants
• have long established careers in recruitment
• are approachable and well qualified to understand your needs
• will offer advice and assistance throughout the recruitment process and continued support after a placement is made.


We register Gardeners who are

• experienced and/or qualified
• committed to their careers
• passionate about their chosen profession
• discreet and appreciate the employer’s need for privacy
• proactive
• looking for long term commitments


 We have scrupulous vetting procedures and all our Gardeners are
• personally interviewed
• reference checked
• qualifications verified


Please note, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we can only respond to those who fully meet the requirements of the vacancy for which they apply. Visit our website for more details or email us for more information.


Find Us
020 7233 9950
Elysium Gate
Units 5
United Kingdom
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