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Riverhill Himalayan Gardens
Sevenoaks, Kent
Between £24,000 - £26,000 dependent on experience (pro rata)
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Part Time
Gardening Jobs
Horticultural Specialist
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Gardening team at Riverhill, a small private estate, 2 miles south of Sevenoaks in Kent. The historic gardens are open to the public and we are looking for a Part-time Gardener/Horticulturalist

We are looking for a gardener with sound horticultural experience/training ( Level 2 minimum) to join our gardening team, working with our Head Gardener to maintain and restore these historic gardens.

The Walled Garden includes a kitchen garden and so you would ideally have a passion for growing vegetables and a flair for combining these with flowers/herbs for maximum visual impact as well as taste.  You would also be skilled and experienced in the maintenance of herbaceous borders.

In the wider gardens, tasks would be varied and would include pruning, planting, mowing, weeding and assisting on hard landscaping projects. Attention to detail and high standards are crucial.  For more information on the gardens visit

We are looking for someone;

  • with a minimum of Level 2 qualification in horticulture
  • who has a minimum of 2 years experience (full time equivalent) of working in gardens
  • with experience in using machinery (strimmers, hedge cutters, pedestrian mowers, blowers)
  • who holds a current UK driving license
  • with experience in or desire to learn ornamental vegetable growing 
  • experience in working in teams but also being able to work independently
  • with experience in dealing with the public 
  • with an understanding of Health and Safety issues
  • eager to advance their horticultural career
  • physically fit and strong 
  • who works well in a team with a postive, hardworking attitude

Holding a spray certificate and chainsaw certificate would be an advantage

Experience in managing staff or volunteers would be an advantage

3 days per week (Ideally between Tues - Fri) 

Start date - ideally end of May but we can wait for the right candidate

Interested?  Please send cv and covering letter to the Head Gardener, Misako Kasahara  Please state your horticultural experience/training/qualifications very clearly (we looking for a qualified gardener with some experience but who wants to further their horticultural career) 

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