Daily Gardener Job, Kent - Near Rye
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener to work alongside the Head Gardener in maintaining a beautiful and innovative 35-acre private estate on Romney Marsh in Kent
A beautiful garden which is made up of several different areas consisting of a very large formal English modern style garden with extensive perennial plantings, rose garden, fern garden, Italian garden, exotic beds, other shrub and perennial beds. There is a young orchard,a large vegetable garden as well as a new tree plantation, two large greenhouses, rose and clematis 'cloister' type walk, formal hedging and topiary and several formal lawn areas. You will work closely with the Head Gardener on any developments.
You will be responsible for the general maintenance of the garden such as the hedge cutting, strimming, clearing leaves, weeding and support in other areas such as feeding and caring for the chicken and peacocks - they do have contractors into mow the lawns
The owners are very keen Gardeners and have been developing the gardens for years and will continue to do so - which is of course a very exciting for a Gardener to be involved in.
The ideal candidate will have good knowledge of plants, garden practices and the use of garden machinery and have proven general horticultural skills, work to a high standard and ideally be a keen knowledgeable plants person.
Experience in vegetable and fruit production and propagation work would be an advantage.
The successful candidate will hold an academic horticultural qualification and have proven experience working in a large private garden or a public garden.
Chainsaw certification (CS30/31) though desirable is not essential, however spray certificates (PA1/PA6) would be an advantage.
You must be somebody who is organised, a tidy worker and able to work in a small team.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven skilled gardener with a real passion for horticulture looking for a long term and rewarding role on a beautiful estate.
Start Date - ASAP
Working Week - Monday to Friday ( The client is open to a candidates who wish to work 5 or 4 days per week)
Salary - £28K- £30K Gross per Annum depending on experience
Responsible Consultant - Hannah Mckeown
Job ID - 98660