Assistant Gardener Job
An enthusiastic Gardener is required for a private estate in Kent. You will be reporting to the Head Gardener, who was also placed by Greycoat Lumleys.
The majority of the grounds are managed as parkland, which features many mature and veteran trees punctuating woodland pasture with establishing meadows. As well as areas of younger woodland, there is also an herbaceous border, Rhododendron plantings, a small Pinetum with Rose beds and smaller formal lawns to be found closer to the house. The estate is managed as organically as possible.
Your responsibilities will include;
• Mowing and chemical free lawn maintenance
• Pruning and hedge cutting
• Tree and shrub planting
• Working with and occasional management of contractors
• Maintenance of a Glasshouse and Pool area on alternate weeks shared with the Head Gardener
• General garden duties
The ideal candidate will be discreet and trustworthy with experience working for a private household. You will also hold a recent horticultural qualification or have equivalent experience. You will be able to follow instructions and manage time accordingly as well as having opportunities to contribute ideas and use initiative.
A full driving licence is essential. This is a great opportunity for an energetic Gardener looking to work at a larger scale.
You will join the Head Gardener and a small team of contractors.
Working Week; 5 Days / Week
Start Date; August 2019
Job ID; 53913
Consultant to contact; Laura Reeves