Deputy Head / Sole Gardener (with assistance)

Employer
The Old Rectory
Location
Dorset
Salary
Professional Gardeners Guild Salary guidelines for 2021. House may be available.
Closing date
29 Oct 2021

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The garden owner is looking for a hands-on Deputy Head/Sole Gardener to support the everyday work and prepare in advance for days when the garden is open under the NGS or other arrangement’s and are for private tours. The Deputy Head / Sole Gardener will support and further refine the gardens current standard of maintenance and presentation.  They will work proactively and will maintain close communication with the owner and agree the daily work schedule with them.

An old woodland has been opened up and transformed into a beautiful woodland garden by the current owner. The garden also contains some new elements by Arne Maynard.

There is a fine collection of trees, shrubs, woodland plants, climbers, perennial planting, productive and cut flower areas - including rose production for a rose cutting business. Two small holiday lets have their own gardens to be maintained.  There is a natural swimming pond, tennis court, with a series of different character garden areas.

Applicants should have a recognised qualification (ideally RHS level 3 or equivalent) and some experience in private service. They should preferably have a good plant knowledge, PA1 and PA6 qualification, and chainsaw certificate.

Tasks will include a wide range of general duties supporting the garden and the owners holiday letting business.

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