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Head Gardener

Employer
Private Estate Oxfordshire
Location
Burford, Oxfordshire
Salary
£50k 
Closing date
13 May 2021
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Live out Head Gardener Job, Burford - Oxfordshire

Start date: As soon as possible

Working Week: Monday - Friday (Saturday morning watering Rota)

Salary: £50k 

Driving: Essential, must hold full clean driving licence

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced hands on Head Gardener to join a well-established team on a large formal private estate in Oxfordshire. You will oversee 2-3 gardeners.

This is an ideal role for a knowledgeable and passionate gardener, who has a great attitude and work ethic, with excellent communication skills. Our clients are looking for a Head gardener who has a friendly and pro-active personality, ideally with some knowledge on transforming a garden from a chemical garden into an organic garden.

The gardens are tranquil, and includes woodland areas with a river running through, a walled garden with fruit and vegetables, large terraces and an outdoor pool, there is also a wild garden. There are large greenhouses, a bee hive, Pigs, goats, chickens, tortoises

Duties to include but not limited to:

  • Maintaining kitchen gardens,
  • Producing organic fruit and Veg, 
  • Propagation, 
  • Formal beds/borders, 
  • Manicured lawns, 
  • Topiary and hedges, 
  • Annual plant and garden management
  • Use of garden machinery, (keep in good working order)
  • Care of the lake and surrounding areas

The ideal candidate must have extensive experience and knowledge of working in gardens to a high standard, an understanding of managing seasonal changes and dealing with plants with the correct horticultural practice. Ideally a relevant qualification in horticulture, or a comprehensive understanding of plants, including botanical names, pests, and disease and maintenance requirements. A clean driving is required along with PA1/PA6 Spraying certificate, it would beneficial to have a Chainsaw licence however not essential.

To apply for this role, please send your CV along with a covering letter by clicking on the Apply button below.

 

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