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Gardener

Employer
Penshurst Place and Gardens
Location
Penshurst, Tonbridge
Salary
Depending on experience
Closing date
4 Aug 2024

Join us at Penshurst Place, one of the oldest family-owned estates in the country, set in 2500 acres of rural Kent countryside. It is a top visitor attraction, wedding and events venue, and a working country estate.

This historically important private garden is open to the public through much of the year. With a 700-year-old legacy the present 11 acre walled garden is laid out in ‘rooms’ surrounded by yew hedges and includes: Elizabethan formal lawns and parterres, informal meadow style planting, herbaceous borders, Rose gardens, watercourses and ponds surrounded by historic parkland all contained within the framework of the 17th century design.

The Gardener will work directly under the Head Gardener in the maintenance and management of the grade 1 listed gardens and grounds as part of the garden team carrying out all maintenance tasks, propagation and in an area of the garden input into planting and plant choice. The role includes scheduled weekend duties and at least one bank holiday, with some days during the Christmas/new year break.

Required: Min RHS level 2 or equivalent, PA1 & PA6a

The Estate will endeavour to provide training and instruction which is suitable to the undertaking of the role.

As the gardens are not easily served by public transport, and tractor use is a part of the role, a full UK drivers licence and own transport is required.

Please be aware that we will review applications as they come in so may fill the role before the end of the advertising period.

 

Apply by CV with cover letter to Head Gardener at tony@penshurstplace.com

 

 

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