Sole Gardener job Nr Ludlow Shropshire
(50494) Our client is looking for a Sole Gardener to work with them to maintain and develop a large private garden near Ludlow. The previous Gardener had been in the role for 26 years and developed the garden to a high standard but he has sadly left and the family now feel that the time is to reassess the future needs of the family and the garden.
There are areas which will need planning and further development and changing in planting plans and established areas that need continued maintenance. There is a really opportunity for someone with a good level of plant knowledge and horticultural experience to come in and look after what is a well planned and landscaped garden as well as being able to implement their own ideas.
The overall plan over the next 2 years is to keep some of the key areas of the garden whilst making in more manageable.
There are several different areas to the garden including extensive lawns, wild flower meadow, orchard, walled kitchen garden which the owners are very keen to re-establish, borders, a shrubbery walk and woodland.
Other staff employed on the estate include a small maintenance team and a housekeeper and some extra gardening help is also brought in during the summer if required.
The Gardener must have a keen eye for detail and be happy to be hands on and be a team player. The family have dogs and other small animals so it would be helpful if the gardener would help with some property security and animal care when the family are away. This is a long-term role for someone who is passionate about gardening and who will take pride in their work.
In addition to the main garden which overs about 2 acres of formal garden, you will also be asked to help with a small amount of maintenance gardening on a small number of other properties on the estate.
There are various accommodation options available although the first choice of the family is to have someone local and live out.
£neg / competitive
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