Gardener Job

Location UK, North West England, Prestbury
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Gardener
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £35,000 to £38,000 GPA
Job Number  101762
Created 05 July 2022

Gardener Job Prestbury Cheshire - start asap - £35,000 to £38,000 gpa

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic, creative and committed sole gardener with great plant knowledge to maintain, improve and further enhance a historic country house garden situated in Prestbury, near Macclesfield, Cheshire.

The property has a  mature 3 acre garden which comprises of formal lawns, herbaceous an shrub borders, mature woodland and 8 acres of open paddock land. The garden contains extensive hedges of yew, beech, holly and box.

he gardener will have a hands-on role in the daily care of the garden and this offers an opportunity to continue the improvement and development of the garden. He/She will be someone who is passionate and takes pride in their work and will maintain and present the garden to a high standard.  The gardener will need to be self-motivated, organised, able to plan and prioritise their workload. The individual will work closely with the owners, and should be able to work in a small team as well as alone, and manage external contractors if engaged from time to time.

 Responsible for:

  • Maintenance of the gardens
  • Weeding, deadheading, trimming, and provision of cut flowers for the house
  • Care and management of herbaceous plants, shrubs, lawns hedges and trees
  • Develop new projects when required
  • Maintaining the woodland garden
  • Routine garden machinery maintenance
  • Budget responsibility and keeping accurate paperwork
  • Clear understanding of and working within Health and Safety regulations

 Applicants must have:

  • Time served experience
  • Spray certificates (PA1 and PA6)
  • Excellent plant knowledge coupled together with technical skills, experience of thinning/renovating mature shrubs and pest and disease knowledge
  • Full driving licence is essential

 Package:

  • Salary up to £38,000 (dependant on skills and experience)
  • 20 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Full-time role Summer & Winter hours arrangement

Contact Laura Harrall Managing Consultant for Cheshire 01298 600 414 laura@greycoatlumleys.co.uk

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