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HEAD/SENIOR GARDENER

Employer
NANHORON ESTATE
Location
GWYNEDD (NEAR PWLLHELI)
Salary
NEGOTIABLE ACCORDING TO EXPERIENCE
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Gardening Jobs
Sector
Horticultural Specialist
Seniority
Manager

HEAD/SENIOR GARDENER

REQUIRED

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Head/Senior Gardener wanted for a private family estate in North Wales.   The well known gardens consist of a walled flower garden with herbaceous borders, shrubs and roses; a walled kitchen garden growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers for cutting; it features an orchard, rose walk and crab apple orchard; a fully restored Victorian glasshouse which houses grapevines and where the propagation of a wide variety of plants can be conducted; lawns, hedges and an important woodland garden.   Over the years much work has gone into enhancing the woodland with significant plantings of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Acers, Betula, Cornus, Eucryphias, Hydrangeas, and Magnolias within the Dingle and historic woodland walk. The gardens are open by appointment, for charity Open Days and often hosts private garden tours.  The gardens have featured on television and in Country Life and The Great Gardens of Wales.   We have also hosted prestigious visits from the International Dendrology Society and The Garden Society.

 

The Head/Senior Gardener will be responsible for a small team with one Under Gardener and other part-time staff.   The post might accommodate a couple working together.  The role will include working with passionate and enthusiastic owners in the planning of ongoing development and with the Estate team.   Candidates should have a suitable horticultural qualification along with strong plant and tree knowledge and a full driving license.   Good management and communication skills are essential.

 

ACCOMMODATION:   Accommodation to fit with family requirements is available.

 

SALARY:   Negotiable according to experience.

 

LOCATION:   Gwynedd (near Pwllheli)

 

To apply for the post please send an email attaching a CV to

david.harden@nanhoron.com

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