LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
A very attractive opportunity has arisen for a Head Gardener to take primary control of a stunning private estate in Turville Heath, Henley-on-Thames. The position would suit an experienced and qualified Head/Senior Gardener with excellent horticultural knowledge, demonstrable garden management and supervisory experience. The traditional English country garden consists of several formal gardens covering 5 to 6 acres, located within a wider 56 acres in Henley-on-Thames. The successful applicant will be responsible for the formal, walled, sunken and kitchen gardens, cut flowers, soft fruits and large greenhouse as well as a range of garden machinery. Candidates should have experience with each of the above and be dedicated gardeners with the willingness to undertake additional garden estate duties, (i.e. management of irrigation, general soft landscape management and the provision of assistance to the live-in maintenance person with setting up garden furniture) when required. Applicants should also be confident and skilled in pruning methods, i.e. of wisteria and roses, be physically fit with good horticultural knowledge and plant identification skills. The ideal candidate will possess a recognised academic horticultural qualification and well-rounded experience as a Senior/Head Gardener in a private estate setting. Applicants should hold a full driving licence, your own transport for commuting to and from site and ideally, spray tickets (PA1/PA6). A chainsaw licence would be beneficial. The role would suit someone who is hard-working, flexible and methodological in their work with a positive attitude and a diplomatic approach to staff direction and supervision. The property owners are enthusiastic and involved in garden developments and will therefore expect regular updates in relation to your planned work and progress. This is a great opportunity for a passionate Head Gardener looking for a rewarding role on a beautiful private estate, working for interested and friendly clients. If this position is of interest please apply or contact our office and speak with Mark Read on 01233 732767. Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Head Gardener vacancy. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to everyone. Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Head Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.