SKILLED GARDENER / SUNNINGDALE

Salary Circa £28,000 PA + Bonus

 

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a skilled and enthusiastic gardener at an historic 200-acre private estate in Ascot, Berkshire. This position would suit a self-motivated and passionate gardener who is keen to develop their career further.

Working under the direction of the Head Gardener, the successful candidate will be primarily responsible for maintaining 60-acres of Grade I listed gardens. The highly maintained estate encompasses grass tennis courts, wildflower meadows, an outdoor swimming pool, rose garden, potager, cutting garden, greenhouse, and woodland glade. Applicants for this role will ideally be in the early stages of their career and either have experience working in a private estate garden or hold an academic horticultural qualification at RHS Level 2 or above/equivalent.

The estate has an excellent record of providing personal development plans and training to hardworking and committed individuals.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30am–4:00pm. Some Saturdays and Bank Holidays required during busy periods.

JOB REFERENCE

#8192

SALARY

Salary Circa £28,000 PA + Bonus

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

Nr SUNNINGDALE

POSITION

Skilled Gardener

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Titled Family, Professional / Philanthropist, Rural Location

EXPERIENCE

1 - 4 years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

No

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Seasonal bulb and pot planting
  • Seed collection and propagation
  • Rose pruning/training
  • Vegetable planting and harvesting
  • Cut flower production
  • Maintaining herbaceous and mixed borders throughout the Estate
  • Potager maintenance
  • Pruning fruit trees
  • General garden maintenance/tidying
  • Weeding and mulching

Entry Requirements

  • Driver with valid licence 
  • 2-5 years’ experience
  • Comprehensive plant knowledge and proven practical skills
  • RHS Level 2 or above qualification

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