Head Gardener Job in Ireland

Location Ireland
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Gardener
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary See below
Job Number  48779
Created 13 June 2018

Head Gardener Job in Ireland


An experienced, hard working Head Gardener is required for a beautiful 300 acre private country estate in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. This is a lovely opportunity for a strong Head Gardener to work in a stunning part of Ireland, and join a team who have been with the principal for a long time.


Most of the 300 acres are tenanted out for farmland. The private estate comprises of a 27 acre arboretum, and 7 acres of formal walled Gardens. There are some ongoing projects with a Garden Designer, and you will have some involvement in this.


Responsibilities to include;


  • Garden Management and Hands on Gardening

  • Staff Management (team of 6)

  • Garden and Grounds Maintenance

  • Management of Arboretum

  • Herbaceous Borders

  • Rose Gardens

  • Topiary

  • Water Features

  • Orchards

  • Maintenance of the two entrances to the property

  • Formal Lawns and Parkland

  • Use and Maintenance of Machinery


The Gardens are open to the public during the year. You will have excellent attention to detail, and ensure that the Gardens are maintained to a high standard at all times. You will ideally have an RHS Level 3 or equivalent.


Please note that candidates need to have worked in private households and estates for at least 3 years.


Working week; 5 Days / Week


Accommodation; Depending on candidate’s situation – gate lodges available on the estate

Pets Allowed


Start Date; ASAP


Salary; €40k+ Gross Per Annum


Job ID; 48779


Consultant to contact; Laura Reeves


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