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Head Gardener

Neils Garden
Chigwell, Essex
£40,000 + use of company vehicle
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

Job Details

Head Gardener 

We are fast expanding and looking for an experienced Head gardener with experience of leading a team and managing a garden maintenance ground. 

As a business we work throughout the Essex and London areas, offering professional gardening services to a wide variety of clients. This may include helping clients with an overgrown garden and hedges, weekly or seasonal garden maintenance work or large landscaping projects. 

The ideal candidate should have excellent customer service skills as this role is predominantly in the private/domestic sector. There will also be tasks in soft and hard landscaping if required. 


  • Clean driving license
  • Horticultural qualifications are prefered 
  • Well presented and confident when speaking with clients
  • Strong team management skills
  • Good plant knowledge is prefered 
  • Experience in professional horticulture
  • Attention to detail
  • Taking pride in the work and working on your own initiative

Some of our benefits include:

  • A Director on hand to help at any time, to assist and train where necessary along side a strong, willing, supportive team to work with.
  • Pension Scheme 
  • 20 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Use of company van 
  • Development opportunities throughout the business. 

Please click Apply to send your CV.



I’m Neil Petchey and I’ve been working in the gardening and landscaping industry for over 20 years. I’ve had a passion and love for landscaping and gardening since I can remember. After taking that passion and turning it into NVQ and Royal Horticultural Society qualifications, I decided to start my own gardening business. That was over 10 years ago and I’ve never looked back.

I love working with my clients, helping them to transform and maintain their gardens and enjoy all that a beautiful outdoor space has to offer. I work throughout the Essex and London areas, offering professional gardening services to a wide variety of clients. Whether you require help with an overgrown garden, need weekly or seasonal garden maintenance or you have a big landscaping project in your sights, I’ll work closely with you to get the job down on time, to the highest standard and for an affordable price.

Over the years, I have continued to add more services to my already long list. It means you get access to all the services you need under one roof, including gardening, decking, fencing, turfing, artificial grass installation, brickwork, lawn treatments, pressure washing, planting and even electrics. So, if you’ve been thinking about that new summerhouse, a hot tub enclosure, pet-friendly artificial grass, outdoor lighting, a new boundary wall or a beautiful decked area, we’re the company to call!

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