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Head Gardener for Private Garden near Cheltenham

Private Estate
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Up to £35,000 per annum depending on experience with option to live in
Closing date
26 Nov 2021
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Full time gardener required for a 5 acre private garden of a regency house near Cheltenham.  This is a hands-on role requiring 40 hours per week.

The ideal candidate would have good knowledge of hardy, half hardy and tender plants plus experience of managing a greenhouse. 

The garden is split into two parts with mostly ornamental plants plus some vegetable and fruit and recently featured in the NGS Open Garden Scheme and achieved a two-page article in the Telegraph.  

The upper part of the garden is a more formal and traditional garden of borders and lawns around the house. The lower part of the garden has been developed over the last six years with a more contemporary design based around large sweeping areas of herbaceous planting spiced up with half-hardy exotic plants.   

Flair, energy and an eye for design would be big advantages as you would work with the owner to further develop the garden over time.  Full time help is available for grass cutting and general maintenance.  

Salary is £30,000-35,000 depending on qualifications and experience with the potential to live in plus the opportunity to support further career development.  Managing 1-2 other members of staff plus contractors or specialists when required. 

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