Head Gardener Job

Location UK, West Midlands, Leominster
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Head Gardener
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £30,000+ GPA
Job Number  95202
Created 11 January 2022

Head Gardener Job Live In Herefordshire

Our client is looking for an experienced Head Gardener to head up a small team looking after a large formal garden in rural Herefordshire.  The property is between Leominster and Hay-on-Wye and this will be a hands on role for a Head Gardener.

The gardens have been extensively reorganised over the last 10 years and include 16 acres of formal garden, orchards, 2.5 acres of walled kitchen garden, greenhouses and extensive lawns, mown grass areas and formal hedging.  

Duties will include:
Responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of all garden areas including paths to a high standard including regular mowing, hedge cutting, topiary.
Responsibility and supervision of additional staff as and when necessary
Expected to carry out adequate measures of stock control and safe storage of all garden chemicals used in the garden and have appropriate certificates for safe use and application of chemicals.
Responsible for the routine maintenance and upkeep of the garden machinery and keep a full inventory of all garden equipment.
You will be responsible for the correct operation of the greenhouses so as to provide and maintain existing stock of plants and increase and bring on new plants and varieties as and when required including the provision of house plants as and when required.

Practical duties will include:
Propagation, Grading, Mowing, Potting, Watering, Crop and weed spraying (knapsack), Crop inspection, Pruning, Hedge cutting, Weeding, General site maintenance, Topiary

Accommodation can be offered on the estate rent free, council tax paid, water paid and firewood provided.  Local Live out Candidates also considered

£30,000+ gpa

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

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