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Gardener

Employer
Conkwell Grange
Location
Between Bath and Bradford-on-Avon. Somerset/Wiltshire
Salary
£25,000-£28,000 depending on experience.
Closing date
5 Aug 2024

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Conkwell Grange is an impressive, private property, nestled in beautiful countryside between Bath and Bradford-on-Avon. The grounds consist of an 8 acre garden, kitchen garden, meadows and over 120 acres of woodland.

Under the direction of new owners and an experienced, hands-on Consultant Gardener, the garden is beginning an exciting phase of redesign and development, and we are seeking to recruit a strong team to be part of this project from the very beginning.

The work will be varied and we welcome all skills and levels of experience. Experience of working on large estates will be an advantage, but above all we are looking for commitment and enthusiasm, a passion for plants and gardening, a strong work ethic and a desire to learn and develop as a skilled horticulturalist. We value a high standard of work and attention to detail and an appreciation of design and the garden aesthetic.

The garden is a mix of informal and formal areas but very natural, with opportunity for a diversity of planting. It is managed organically and we plan to produce our own compost and grow cutting flowers and fruit and vegetables for the house. We will also be incorporating lots of new roses so a passion for specialist pruning is desirable. We have a wide range of equipment and machinery, and training will be given where required.

A good level of physical fitness is necessary, and a willingness to work outside in all weathers.

We wish to cultivate a happy working environment with a spirit of collaboration and teamwork. Visits to other gardens and nurseries throughout the year will be an important part of learning and development, and inspiration.

This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral part in all aspects of a creative project from its start, as well as the ongoing maintenance of a beautiful garden where good horticultural practice is valued. Also a great chance to develop skills and knowledge and professionalism, and learn from experienced gardeners.

Working hours: Monday to Friday, 8am-4:30pm

Part time positions also considered. Please indicate this preference in your application.

25 days holiday pro rata +bank holidays.

Closing date for applications: Monday 22nd July. Interviews: week commencing Monday 29th July.

 

 

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