An exceptional opportunity has arisen for a qualified and experienced gardener at a private estate in Highgate, North London. The successful applicant will join a busy team and will have the opportunity to develop their skills and experience in a garden which is maintained to the highest aesthetic and horticultural standards. Candidates must have good plant identification skills, a thorough knowledge of garden maintenance practices and demonstrate confident use of garden machinery. We are looking for someone with a positive approach who is flexible, responsible and proactive, with a meticulous attention to detail. The 11-acre estate includes extensive lawns, woodland areas, water features, mixed shrub and herbaceous borders and formal gardens. Duties will include planting, pruning, propagation, weeding, lawn maintenance, hedge trimming, leaf collecting, mulching and also occasional upkeep of pathways and hard landscaping. Candidates must hold a recognised horticultural qualification, such as NVQ or RHS Level 2 or equivalent. Experience of working in a large garden of a similar nature would also be advantageous. PA1/PA6 spraying certificates and other additional qualifications would be desirable, though not essential as training can be provided if necessary. Experience of irrigation systems would also be advantageous. Some weekend work may be required and all applicants must live within a commutable distance. The successful applicant will report to the Head Gardener and will play a key role in contributing to the development and improvement of one of London’s largest gardens, where our aim is to consistently achieve excellence. Contract will be 6 months initially, possibly extending to permanent employment. Full uniform and PPE will be provided.