An experienced gardener is sought for a private house in West Kent. The garden (circa 4 acres) comprises lawns, herbaceous borders, 2 small lakes. There is a new glasshouse and a kitchen garden where produce is grown for the house.
The responsibilities include:
seasonal planting, pruning and weeding
propagation of seeds and plants in the green house and cold frames
growing fruit and vegetables in the kitchen garden
lawn mowing in season, application of fertiliser, scarifying etc where necessary
maintaining the appearance of the lakes, including clearing them of weeds and reeds when required
help in maintenance of the outdoor swimming pool
The candidate will ideally have a minimum of 5 years’ experience, preferably with a certificate in horticulture, and an excellent knowledge of plants, their identification and propagation. Experience in growing vegetables, management of herbaceous borders and growing plants under glass would be advantageous.
We are looking for someone who is capable of working mainly unsupervised using their own initiative, but able to liaise with the owner, organised, reliable, trustworthy and discreet with good communication skills. Drivers licence and own vehicle preferable. Employer references required and will be followed up.
This is ideally a Live Out role, but accommodation can be provided for the right candidate.
Working week; 5 Days / Week
Salary; Negotiable (depending on living situation)
Job ID; 49807
Consultant to contact; Laura Reeves