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Estate Gardener - (Live Out)

Employer
David Messum Fine Art
Location
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Salary
Salary from £24,000 depending on qualifications and experience.
Closing date
2 Aug 2021

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Job Details

Skilled Gardener required for an established 4 Acre garden, set within a 40 acre estate on the edge of the Chilterns above Marlow.

 

The house and garden has a long artistic heritage and is used for the display of contemporary sculpture.

 

The garden encompasses varying styles including a vegetable garden & cut flower garden to formal borders, summer bedding, water gardens, meadows, ¾ acre Orchard, 10 acres of woods and tender exotics over-wintered under glass.

Lord's Wood is constantly developing, building on existing themes and introducing new ones, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to influence the design and development of Lord's Wood.

 

The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years experience in a similar environment and will have qualifications to RHS level 2 or equivalent or be able to show demonstrable evidence of suitable gardening experience and knowledge to that level.

 

Experience of orchard pruning, vegetable production and propagation skills are desirable.

Spraying PA1, PA6 and Chainsaw CS30-31 are also desirable.

 

Experience in operating and carrying out basic maintenance of garden and estate machinery is essential, experience of operating tractors and loaders will be an advantage.

 

The successful candidate will also be prepared to learn the skills required to carry out the safe lifting and loading practices used in the movement and installation of sculpture.

 

Lords Wood does not have access to good public transport and therefore any applicants will require their own transport.

 

Please apply with covering letter and CV to roger@messums.com

 

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