HOPETOUN HOUSE SOUTH QUEENSFERRY EH30 9SL
A full-time, fully trained horticulturalist is needed to carry out the everyday maintenance of the Walled Garden at Hopetoun House, South Queensferry.
The successful applicant should be happy to follow instructions but also mainly work alone in a large traditional, historically important, walled garden that is being reinvigorated by the family including plenty of contemporary planting.
Further planting developments are planned with paths needing to be installed and large areas cleared so it would be helpful if the applicant had experience with hard landscaping as well as good knowledge of traditional skills such as apple tree pruning. Most of the job will involve basic gardening skills such as weeding, mulching, cutting back and watering. There will not be any expectation for them to have design input.
The salary will be negotiable and there is the possibility to rent a very comfortable two-bedroom cottage from the estate only 100 yards from the garden.
The role has room for flexibility and development with the most important thing being that the applicant likes and appreciates the style of the garden and is happy to be involved in a huge long-term project.
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