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Single Gardener required in Grade 1 listed Manor House Garden on farming Estate

Monkton Farleigh Estate
Monkton Farleigh Estate, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
£28-29,000 plus benefits.
Closing date
4 Aug 2024

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Single Gardener needed for a private Manor garden on a wildlife friendly 1500 acre mixed farming Estate near Bath. This is very much a hands on position for an energetic gardener who can work independently, reporting directly to the Family Owners. You will be responsible for all the work, with help from the small farm staff team at peak moments. It is hard work but rewarding. Would suit someone who enjoys a variety of garden jobs.

The garden consists of formal lawns, banks, hedges and flower beds, a rose garden, a lily pond, a grotto and fernery and various wilder areas. There is a walled kitchen garden with walled fruit, being pears and plums, a soft fruit cage and two greenhouses with peach, nectarine, apricot and tomatoes grown. There is an active vegetable patch run on a no dig basis. The rest of the area is rough mown but certainly has potential. 

The garden is not open to the General Public but very occasional charitable events take place, including the annual Village Fete.

Other duties include assisting farm staff tidying up Estate garden cottages, mowing the local churchyard and processing and delivering firewood to the House. This is a team effort. There is also a wood chip boiler that provides heating for the Manor House and Gardener's cottage which needs maintaining, primarily through the winter months.

This is a Salaried Position with rates of pay based on the Professional Gardener's Guild guidelines. £28-30K.

Pension plan available if required.

Cottage accommodation is located next to the Kitchen garden, rent and rates free.

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