Live In Head Gardener Job

Location Swindon, South West England, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Gardener
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £30,000 GPA
Job Number  55613
Created 17 February 2020

Live In Head Gardener Job


An experienced Head Gardener is required for a beautiful 70 acre estate in Wiltshire. The Gardens are 10 acres, and the rest of the estate is farmed. This is a Live In role.


This is the client’s main residence however they also are in London a few days a week.

The client has very good horticultural knowledge so you will be working closely with her regarding the development of the gardens.

You should be hands on and work as part of team with a Maintenance Gardener and Handyman and housekeepers.

The client has a very friendly dog, so you must be comfortable being around dogs and helping look after the dog when the clients are away, they also keep chickens and bees.


Responsibilities to include;


  • Kitchen Garden (size of a football field) – organically run and providing produce to the household at weekends

  • Preparing cut flowers for the house

  • Topiary

  • Water Features

  • Fruit Trees

  • Lawn Care and Maintenance

  • Green house

  • Bulbs and Seedlings

  • Garden Maintenance


The Gardens are constantly evolving so you will be involved in developing them, you should have excellent horticulture knowledge at Head Gardener level on private estates is essential.

You will be responsible for the recruitment of a local gardener who you will then supervise and manage.


The household is very welcoming and is an ‘all hands on’ environment.

The ideal candidate will be a team player, someone flexible, helpful, and hard working the client is looking for someone who has high attention to detail.


Working Week; Monday – Friday


Accommodation; 2 Bedroom accommodation on the estate

Dogs Allowed, sadly no cats


Start Date; December or January 2020


Salary; £30K


Job ID; 55613


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