A rare opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener to join the small team on this beautiful private estate in Hertfordshire. The impressive period property is framed by gardens designed by a highly respected Chelsea Gold Medal winning designer who continues to be involved with the gardens at a consultative level. This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate and enthusiastic gardener to build upon existing skills and knowledge, whilst working within a friendly and talented team, under the direction of the Head Gardener.
The privately owned estate encompasses approximately 30 acres, of which five are gardens maintained to a very high standard. The gardens are open once a year at the end of May as part of the NGS scheme, and as testament to their popularity, have recently broken the regional record for the most successful turnout in a day. The varied site comprises of a ¾ acre walled garden, a 1 ½ acre ornamental garden with water features, trees, shrubs, perennials and a long list of additional features, plants and areas beyond. Glasshouses on site are used for propagation and the storage of tender house plants. The remainder of the estate encompasses paddocks/ménage, a tennis court, rough grassland and a swimming pool. The garden team are noted for their small but much-praised production of fruit and vegetables, of which some are used for home-made preserves and juices. The estate also provides a home for various animals (cows, sheep, horses etc.) so you may be asked to assist in their management at times.
An opening has arisen for a new Skilled Gardener to join the team of four Gardeners. Applicants for the role should be enthusiastic with good horticultural knowledge and experience in an ornamental and kitchen garden. Spraying certificates and experience with garden machinery is essential. You will be working under the direction of the existing Head Gardener; a very knowledgeable horticulturalist and well-respected educator and mentor at the estate.
A full driving licence and your own transport are required, with a positive attitude and good sense of humour essential. Typical hours of work are 08:00 - 16:30 in winter, and 08:00 - 17:00 in summer, Monday to Friday.
Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Skilled Gardener vacancy. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one. Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for the Skilled Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.
Horticruitment UK Ltd