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Skilled Senior Gardener

Employer
Private Estate - Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Location
Tetbury
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
22 May 2022
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Vacancy:

Skilled/Senior Gardener

 In a nutshell

We are looking for another Skilled/Senior Gardener to fill a vacancy near Tetbury. The successful candidate must have experience in glasshouse management, kitchen gardening, cut flowers, plant propagation & have private country garden experience.

 Job Description

An excellent opportunity has arisen for another Skilled Gardener to join the small team on a historic estate near Tetbury in the Cotswolds.  This role would suit an academically qualified and well-rounded gardener with a minimum of 3 experience on private estates and/or horticulturally diverse gardens. 

 Applicants for this vacancy should have demonstrable experience in each of the areas listed below, experience in chemical-free gardening and plant pest/disease control is required as the garden is largely run organically. 

 The successful candidate will be physically fit, have experience with herbaceous borders, kitchen gardening, cut flowers, and must be well-versed in glasshouse and plant propagation.  Competence in the safe operation of common garden machinery is essential.  A full driving license is required for the commute to and from the rurally located estate.

 Typical duties will include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • General garden maintenance and management of all plantings.
  • Seasonal bulb planting
  • Pruning of shrubs, plants and topiary
  • Assisting with greenhouse management and maintenance
  • Assisting with irrigation systems and water features
  • Weed control through organic means where possible
  • Assisting with management of composting of waste on site
  • Pest and disease control through organic methods
  • Assisting with the provision of cut flowers, fruit and vegetables for the house and occasionally a London property.

 Other estate duties to are likely to include maintenance of drives, paths, terraces, garden sculptures, drains, garden furniture and assisting with maintenance of all garden machinery. 

 Applicants for this role should have experience in each of the above areas and must be willing to learn new aspects of the garden as they arise.  Standard working hours are Monday to Friday, with 40-hours/week being expected, however some flexibility may be required at times to reflect seasonal demands.  The position is offered with 28-days holiday per annum (including Bank Holidays).

 Start date: As soon as possible

Working week: Monday - Friday

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