Looking for a full time and experienced head gardener on a private estate in an AONB near Stroud, Gloucestershire. The estate has five acres of maintained gardens: walled kitchen garden, orchard, glass house, formal herbaceous borders fine lawns, wild flower meadow and small woodland. With a surrounding seven acres of paddocks.
Candidates are required to hold qualifications in horticulture, have very good plant knowledge and hold certification for chainsaw and spraying. High levels of planning and organisational skills required. Candidates will be responsible, amongst many other duties, for sourcing of plants and maintaining borders.
As head gardener you will have a full time under gardener to assist and temporary gardeners as required. Practical leadership of team and hands on approach essential.
Full and clean driving licence, DBS check and good references required. This is a live out position with a competitive, negotiable salary.