Assistant Gardener

Mertoun Gardens Trust
Salary will be discussed at interview.
Closing date
29 May 2022
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Assistant Gardener

An opportunity has arisen for a full-time assistant gardener to join a small team in Mertoun Gardens, which is in the Scottish Borders. The gardens lie to the north and east of Mertoun House extending to about 26 acres.

Duties will include –

  • Cultivation of quality fruit and vegetables.
  • Routine maintenance of flower borders, climbing plants and ornamental plantings.
  • Lawn care.
  • Operation of garden machinery.
  • Monitoring health of trees.
  • Pruning.
  • Hedge Cutting.
  • Spraying.
  • Assist with Public, student and school visits.
  • Weekend opening of greenhouses and watering duties fortnightly.  
  • General duties within the Estate.

Person Specification –

  • Presentable and organised.
  • Flexible and willing to work extra hours if required.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • PA1/6, first aid an advantage but not essential.
  • SVQ level 2 or 3 horticultural qualification equivalent experience desirable.
  • Must hold a full driving licence.

Salary will be discussed at interview.

Assistance with accommodation may be available.

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